Depression in Danish and Swedish elite football players and its relation to perfectionism and anxiety

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Depression in Danish and Swedish elite football players and its relation to perfectionism and anxiety. / Jensen, Stine Nylandsted; Ivarsson, Andreas; Fallby, Johan; Dankers, Silke; Elbe, Anne Marie.

I: Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Bind 36, 2018, s. 147-155.

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Jensen, SN, Ivarsson, A, Fallby, J, Dankers, S & Elbe, AM 2018, 'Depression in Danish and Swedish elite football players and its relation to perfectionism and anxiety', Psychology of Sport and Exercise, bind 36, s. 147-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.02.008

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Jensen, S. N., Ivarsson, A., Fallby, J., Dankers, S., & Elbe, A. M. (2018). Depression in Danish and Swedish elite football players and its relation to perfectionism and anxiety. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 36, 147-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.02.008

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Jensen SN, Ivarsson A, Fallby J, Dankers S, Elbe AM. Depression in Danish and Swedish elite football players and its relation to perfectionism and anxiety. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 2018;36:147-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.02.008

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Jensen, Stine Nylandsted ; Ivarsson, Andreas ; Fallby, Johan ; Dankers, Silke ; Elbe, Anne Marie. / Depression in Danish and Swedish elite football players and its relation to perfectionism and anxiety. I: Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 2018 ; Bind 36. s. 147-155.

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