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Development and validation of the Personal Values Dictionary: A theory-driven tool for investigating references to basic human values in text

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Development and validation of the Personal Values Dictionary : A theory-driven tool for investigating references to basic human values in text. / Ponizovskiy, Vladimir; Ardag, M. Murat; Grigoryan, Lusine; Boyd, Ryan; Dobewall, Henrik; Holtz, Peter.

In: European Journal of Personality, Vol. 34, No. 5, 01.09.2020, p. 885-902.

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Ponizovskiy, V, Ardag, MM, Grigoryan, L, Boyd, R, Dobewall, H & Holtz, P 2020, 'Development and validation of the Personal Values Dictionary: A theory-driven tool for investigating references to basic human values in text', European Journal of Personality, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 885-902. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2294

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Ponizovskiy, V., Ardag, M. M., Grigoryan, L., Boyd, R., Dobewall, H., & Holtz, P. (2020). Development and validation of the Personal Values Dictionary: A theory-driven tool for investigating references to basic human values in text. European Journal of Personality, 34(5), 885-902. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2294

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Ponizovskiy, Vladimir ; Ardag, M. Murat ; Grigoryan, Lusine ; Boyd, Ryan ; Dobewall, Henrik ; Holtz, Peter. / Development and validation of the Personal Values Dictionary : A theory-driven tool for investigating references to basic human values in text. In: European Journal of Personality. 2020 ; Vol. 34, No. 5. pp. 885-902.

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