Self-esteem Among Young Bisexual Women in Norway: A 13-year Longitudinal Study

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Self-esteem Among Young Bisexual Women in Norway : A 13-year Longitudinal Study. / Buer, Liliana; Anderssen, Norman; Malterud, Kirsti; Kvalem, Ingela Lundin.

In: Journal of Bisexuality, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2017, p. 487-507.

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Buer, L, Anderssen, N, Malterud, K & Kvalem, IL 2017, 'Self-esteem Among Young Bisexual Women in Norway: A 13-year Longitudinal Study', Journal of Bisexuality, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 487-507. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299716.2017.1394245

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Buer, L., Anderssen, N., Malterud, K., & Kvalem, I. L. (2017). Self-esteem Among Young Bisexual Women in Norway: A 13-year Longitudinal Study. Journal of Bisexuality, 17(4), 487-507. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299716.2017.1394245

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Buer L, Anderssen N, Malterud K, Kvalem IL. Self-esteem Among Young Bisexual Women in Norway: A 13-year Longitudinal Study. Journal of Bisexuality. 2017;17(4):487-507. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299716.2017.1394245

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Buer, Liliana ; Anderssen, Norman ; Malterud, Kirsti ; Kvalem, Ingela Lundin. / Self-esteem Among Young Bisexual Women in Norway : A 13-year Longitudinal Study. In: Journal of Bisexuality. 2017 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 487-507.

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