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American Journal of Community Psychology

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 441–458 | Cite as

A comparison of four life event scales

  • William L. Kale
  • David E. Stenmark
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Social Psychology Health Psychology Event Scale Life Event Scale 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • William L. Kale
    • 1
  • David E. Stenmark
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of South Florida

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