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Determination of problematic use of social networks by university students. / Marín-Díaz, Verónica; Vega-Gea, Esther; Passey, Don.

In: Revista Iberoamericana de Educación a Distancia, Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.05.2019, p. 135-152.

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Marín-Díaz, V, Vega-Gea, E & Passey, D 2019, 'Determination of problematic use of social networks by university students', Revista Iberoamericana de Educación a Distancia, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 135-152. https://doi.org/10.5944/ried.22.2.23289

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Marín-Díaz, V., Vega-Gea, E., & Passey, D. (2019). Determination of problematic use of social networks by university students. Revista Iberoamericana de Educación a Distancia, 22(2), 135-152. https://doi.org/10.5944/ried.22.2.23289

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Marín-Díaz V, Vega-Gea E, Passey D. Determination of problematic use of social networks by university students. Revista Iberoamericana de Educación a Distancia. 2019 May 1;22(2):135-152. https://doi.org/10.5944/ried.22.2.23289

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Marín-Díaz, Verónica ; Vega-Gea, Esther ; Passey, Don. / Determination of problematic use of social networks by university students. In: Revista Iberoamericana de Educación a Distancia. 2019 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 135-152.

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