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We show that supervisor negative emotions have unintended consequences on subordinates’ work and family outcomes. They enhanced subordinates’ cognitive work engagement (positive work outcome) but also increased subordinates’ family undermining (negative family outcome).

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This study is among the first to incorporate self-efficacy to manage work and life as a personal resource and subordinate family undermining as an outcome of supervisor negative emotions, which enhances understanding of the resource allocation and loss processes between supervisors and subordinates.

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This page is a summary of: When the boss is blue: examining the effects of supervisors' negative emotions on subordinates' cognitive work engagement and family undermining, Personnel Review, August 2020, Emerald,
DOI: 10.1108/pr-04-2019-0177.
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