The Socialisation of Trust: Parents' and Children's Interpersonal Trust

  title={The Socialisation of Trust: Parents' and Children's Interpersonal Trust},
  author={Ken J. Rotenberg},
  journal={International Journal of Behavioral Development},
  pages={713 - 726}
  • K. Rotenberg
  • Published 1 December 1995
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Behavioral Development
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