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An item response theory analysis of Harter's Self-Perception Profile for Children or why strong clinical scales should be distrusted

Egberink, I. J. L. & Meijer, R. R., Jun-2011, In : Assessment. 18, 2, p. 201-212 12 p.

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Egberink, I. J. L., & Meijer, R. R. (2011). An item response theory analysis of Harter's Self-Perception Profile for Children or why strong clinical scales should be distrusted. Assessment, 18(2), 201-212. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191110367778

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Egberink, Iris J. L. ; Meijer, Rob R. / An item response theory analysis of Harter's Self-Perception Profile for Children or why strong clinical scales should be distrusted. In: Assessment. 2011 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 201-212.

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Egberink, IJL & Meijer, RR 2011, 'An item response theory analysis of Harter's Self-Perception Profile for Children or why strong clinical scales should be distrusted', Assessment, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 201-212. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191110367778

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An item response theory analysis of Harter's Self-Perception Profile for Children or why strong clinical scales should be distrusted. / Egberink, Iris J. L.; Meijer, Rob R.

In: Assessment, Vol. 18, No. 2, 06.2011, p. 201-212.

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Egberink IJL, Meijer RR. An item response theory analysis of Harter's Self-Perception Profile for Children or why strong clinical scales should be distrusted. Assessment. 2011 Jun;18(2):201-212. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191110367778


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