In the eyes of others: Loneliness and relational meaning in life among Japanese college students

  title={In the eyes of others: Loneliness and relational meaning in life among Japanese college students},
  author={Chikako Ozawa-de Silva},
  journal={Transcultural Psychiatry},
  pages={623 - 634}
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