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Sexual harassment victimization, school belonging, and depressive symptoms among LGBTQ adolescents: Temporal insights.

Published on Jan 1, 2017in American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
· DOI :10.1037/ort0000279
Tyler Hatchel4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UF: University of Florida),
Dorothy L. Espelage58
Estimated H-index: 58
(UF: University of Florida),
Yuanhong Huang3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UF: University of Florida)
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