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The role of attachment and leader caregiving in followers' negative affective experiences. / Game, Annilee M.; West, Michael A.; Thomas, Geoff.

Research on Emotion in Organizations. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2016. p. 35-67 (Research on Emotion in Organizations; Vol. 12).

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Game, AM, West, MA & Thomas, G 2016, The role of attachment and leader caregiving in followers' negative affective experiences. in Research on Emotion in Organizations. Research on Emotion in Organizations, vol. 12, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., pp. 35-67. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1746-979120160000012002

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Game, A. M., West, M. A., & Thomas, G. (2016). The role of attachment and leader caregiving in followers' negative affective experiences. In Research on Emotion in Organizations (pp. 35-67). (Research on Emotion in Organizations; Vol. 12). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1746-979120160000012002

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Game AM, West MA, Thomas G. The role of attachment and leader caregiving in followers' negative affective experiences. In Research on Emotion in Organizations. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. 2016. p. 35-67. (Research on Emotion in Organizations). https://doi.org/10.1108/S1746-979120160000012002

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Game, Annilee M. ; West, Michael A. ; Thomas, Geoff. / The role of attachment and leader caregiving in followers' negative affective experiences. Research on Emotion in Organizations. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2016. pp. 35-67 (Research on Emotion in Organizations).

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