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When teaching gets tough – Professional community inhibitors of teacher-targeted bullying and turnover intentions

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When teaching gets tough – Professional community inhibitors of teacher-targeted bullying and turnover intentions. / Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina.

In: IMPROVING SCHOOLS, Vol. 18, No. 3, 01.11.2015, p. 263-276.

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Pyhältö, Kirsi ; Pietarinen, Janne ; Soini, Tiina. / When teaching gets tough – Professional community inhibitors of teacher-targeted bullying and turnover intentions. In: IMPROVING SCHOOLS. 2015 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 263-276.

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