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Personality Changes after the ‘Year Abroad’? A Mixed-Methods Study

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Personality Changes after the ‘Year Abroad’? A Mixed-Methods Study. / Tracy-Ventura, Nicole; Dewaele, Jean-Marc; Koylu, Zeynep; McManus, Kevin.

In: Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education, Vol. 1, No. 1, 01.2016, p. 107-127.

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Tracy-Ventura, N, Dewaele, J-M, Koylu, Z & McManus, K 2016, 'Personality Changes after the ‘Year Abroad’? A Mixed-Methods Study', Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 107-127. https://doi.org/10.1075/sar.1.1.05tra

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Tracy-Ventura, N., Dewaele, J-M., Koylu, Z., & McManus, K. (2016). Personality Changes after the ‘Year Abroad’? A Mixed-Methods Study. Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education, 1(1), 107-127. https://doi.org/10.1075/sar.1.1.05tra

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Tracy-Ventura N, Dewaele J-M, Koylu Z, McManus K. Personality Changes after the ‘Year Abroad’? A Mixed-Methods Study. Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education. 2016 Jan;1(1):107-127. https://doi.org/10.1075/sar.1.1.05tra

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Tracy-Ventura, Nicole ; Dewaele, Jean-Marc ; Koylu, Zeynep ; McManus, Kevin. / Personality Changes after the ‘Year Abroad’? A Mixed-Methods Study. In: Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education. 2016 ; Vol. 1, No. 1. pp. 107-127.

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