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Mismatches in work role transitions. / West, Michael; Rushton, Ruth.

In: Journal of Occupational Psychology, Vol. 62, No. 4, 12.1989, p. 271-286.

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West, M & Rushton, R 1989, 'Mismatches in work role transitions', Journal of Occupational Psychology, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 271-286. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8325.1989.tb00500.x

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West, M., & Rushton, R. (1989). Mismatches in work role transitions. Journal of Occupational Psychology, 62(4), 271-286. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8325.1989.tb00500.x

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West M, Rushton R. Mismatches in work role transitions. Journal of Occupational Psychology. 1989 Dec;62(4):271-286. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8325.1989.tb00500.x

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West, Michael ; Rushton, Ruth. / Mismatches in work role transitions. In: Journal of Occupational Psychology. 1989 ; Vol. 62, No. 4. pp. 271-286.

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