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Motives for 'Laddishness' at school: Fear of failure and fear of the 'feminine'.

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Motives for 'Laddishness' at school: Fear of failure and fear of the 'feminine'. / Jackson, C.

In: British Educational Research Journal, Vol. 29, No. 4, 01.08.2003, p. 583-598.

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Jackson, C. / Motives for 'Laddishness' at school: Fear of failure and fear of the 'feminine'. In: British Educational Research Journal. 2003 ; Vol. 29, No. 4. pp. 583-598.

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