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Socio-Demographic Variables, General Psychological Well-Being and the Mental Health Continuum in an African Context

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  • I. Khumalo

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  • Q. Temane
  • M. Wissing
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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Indicators Research.

    Volume (Year): 105 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 (February)
    Pages: 419-442

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:105:y:2012:i:3:p:419-442

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    Keywords: Psychological well-being; Mental health; Mental health continuum; Socio-demographic; African context;

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