God Image as a Function of Self-Esteem and Locus of Control

@article{Benson1973GodIA,
  title={God Image as a Function of Self-Esteem and Locus of Control},
  author={Peter L. Benson and Bernard Spilka},
  journal={Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion},
  year={1973},
  volume={12},
  pages={297-310}
}
  • P. Benson, B. Spilka
  • Published 1 September 1973
  • Psychology
  • Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
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