Development and Validation of the UiL-Scales for Measurement of Development in Life Skills—A Test Battery of Non-Cognitive Skills for Danish School Children

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Development and Validation of the UiL-Scales for Measurement of Development in Life Skills—A Test Battery of Non-Cognitive Skills for Danish School Children. / Makransky, Guido; Wandall, Jakob; Madsen, Simon Ryberg; Hood, Michelle; Creed, Peter.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 64, No. 4, 2020, p. 612-627.

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Makransky, G, Wandall, J, Madsen, SR, Hood, M & Creed, P 2020, 'Development and Validation of the UiL-Scales for Measurement of Development in Life Skills—A Test Battery of Non-Cognitive Skills for Danish School Children', Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 612-627. https://doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2019.1595716

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Makransky, G., Wandall, J., Madsen, S. R., Hood, M., & Creed, P. (2020). Development and Validation of the UiL-Scales for Measurement of Development in Life Skills—A Test Battery of Non-Cognitive Skills for Danish School Children. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 64(4), 612-627. https://doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2019.1595716

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Makransky G, Wandall J, Madsen SR, Hood M, Creed P. Development and Validation of the UiL-Scales for Measurement of Development in Life Skills—A Test Battery of Non-Cognitive Skills for Danish School Children. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. 2020;64(4):612-627. https://doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2019.1595716

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Makransky, Guido ; Wandall, Jakob ; Madsen, Simon Ryberg ; Hood, Michelle ; Creed, Peter. / Development and Validation of the UiL-Scales for Measurement of Development in Life Skills—A Test Battery of Non-Cognitive Skills for Danish School Children. In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. 2020 ; Vol. 64, No. 4. pp. 612-627.

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