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The Motivational Theory of Role Modeling: How Role Models Influence Role Aspirants’ Goals

Morgenroth, T., Ryan, M. K. & Peters, K., 1-Dec-2015, In : Review of General Psychology. 19, 4, p. 465-483 19 p.

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Morgenroth, T., Ryan, M. K., & Peters, K. (2015). The Motivational Theory of Role Modeling: How Role Models Influence Role Aspirants’ Goals. Review of General Psychology, 19(4), 465-483. https://doi.org/10.1037/gpr0000059

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Morgenroth, Thekla ; Ryan, Michelle K. ; Peters, Kim. / The Motivational Theory of Role Modeling : How Role Models Influence Role Aspirants’ Goals. In: Review of General Psychology. 2015 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 465-483.

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Morgenroth, T, Ryan, MK & Peters, K 2015, 'The Motivational Theory of Role Modeling: How Role Models Influence Role Aspirants’ Goals', Review of General Psychology, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 465-483. https://doi.org/10.1037/gpr0000059

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The Motivational Theory of Role Modeling : How Role Models Influence Role Aspirants’ Goals. / Morgenroth, Thekla; Ryan, Michelle K.; Peters, Kim.

In: Review of General Psychology, Vol. 19, No. 4, 01.12.2015, p. 465-483.

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Morgenroth T, Ryan MK, Peters K. The Motivational Theory of Role Modeling: How Role Models Influence Role Aspirants’ Goals. Review of General Psychology. 2015 Dec 1;19(4):465-483. https://doi.org/10.1037/gpr0000059


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