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Associations Between Women’s Body Image and Happiness : Results of the YouBeauty.com Body Image Survey (YBIS)

Associations Between Women’s Body Image and Happiness : Results of the YouBeauty.com Body Image Survey (YBIS)

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SWAMI, Viren, Ulrich S. TRAN, Stefan STIEGER, Martin VORACEK, 2015. Associations Between Women’s Body Image and Happiness : Results of the YouBeauty.com Body Image Survey (YBIS). In: Journal of Happiness Studies. 16(3), pp. 705-718. ISSN 1389-4978. eISSN 1573-7780

@article{Swami2015Assoc-29395, title={Associations Between Women’s Body Image and Happiness : Results of the YouBeauty.com Body Image Survey (YBIS)}, year={2015}, doi={10.1007/s10902-014-9530-7}, number={3}, volume={16}, issn={1389-4978}, journal={Journal of Happiness Studies}, pages={705--718}, author={Swami, Viren and Tran, Ulrich S. and Stieger, Stefan and Voracek, Martin} }

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