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The illusion of scholastic incompetence and peer acceptance in primary school

Bibliographic reference Larouche, Marie-Noelle ; Galand, Benoît ; Bouffard, Therese. The illusion of scholastic incompetence and peer acceptance in primary school. In: European Journal of Psychology of Education, Vol. 23, no. 1, p. 25-39 (2008)
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