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Education Research International
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 272030, 6 pages
Research Article

Predictors of Academic and Social Success and Psychological Well-Being in College Students

Department of Psychology, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222, USA

Received 29 March 2012; Revised 17 September 2012; Accepted 23 September 2012

Academic Editor: Yi-Shun Wang

Copyright © 2012 Jill M. Norvilitis and Howard M. Reid. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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