Individualism and collectivism in a model and scale of balanced differentiation and integration

İmamoğlu, Emine Olcay
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E. O. İmamoğlu, “Individualism and collectivism in a model and scale of balanced differentiation and integration,” JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, pp. 95–105, 1998, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: