Stress and burnout among Finnish dairy farmers

Marja Kallioniemi, Ahti Simola, Janne Kaseva, Hanna-Riitta Kymäläinen

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LehtiJournal of Agromedicine
Vuosikerta21
Numero3
Sivut259-268
Sivumäärä10
ISSN1059-924X
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TilaJulkaistu - 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

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Kallioniemi, Marja ; Simola, Ahti ; Kaseva, Janne ; Kymäläinen, Hanna-Riitta. / Stress and burnout among Finnish dairy farmers. Julkaisussa: Journal of Agromedicine. 2016 ; Vuosikerta 21, Nro 3. Sivut 259-268.
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Stress and burnout among Finnish dairy farmers. / Kallioniemi, Marja; Simola, Ahti; Kaseva, Janne; Kymäläinen, Hanna-Riitta.

julkaisussa: Journal of Agromedicine, Vuosikerta 21, Nro 3, 2016, s. 259-268.

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

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