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Public sector managers and work stress

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Public sector managers and work stress. / Møller, Ann-Kristina Løkke; Madsen, Henning.

In: International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2014, p. 105-120.

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Møller, A-KL & Madsen, H 2014, 'Public sector managers and work stress' International Journal of Workplace Health Management, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 105-120. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWHM-03-2013-0009

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Møller, A-K. L., & Madsen, H. (2014). Public sector managers and work stress. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 7(2), 105-120. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWHM-03-2013-0009

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Møller A-KL, Madsen H. 2014. Public sector managers and work stress. International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 7(2):105-120. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWHM-03-2013-0009

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Møller A-KL, Madsen H. Public sector managers and work stress. International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 2014;7(2):105-120. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWHM-03-2013-0009

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Møller, Ann-Kristina Løkke ; Madsen, Henning. / Public sector managers and work stress. In: International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 2014 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 105-120.

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RIS

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