Psychological Crossover: Definitions, Explanations, and New Directions

Shoshi Chen, Mina Westman, Paula Brough, Xi Wen (Carys) Chan

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This chapter describes the interpersonal transfer process of stress, emotions, and experiences, known as crossover. It defines and differentiates between spillover and crossover and discusses the three main theoretical explanations of the crossover process. It also explains how the crossover process includes the transfer of both positive and negative emotions and experiences, and how recent work has demonstrated the transmission of resources (e.g., self-esteem and social support), between spouses. The chapter also discusses the impact of culture and gender on the crossover process. Finally, it reviews emerging research assessing how crossover operates between team members and how team leaders “affect” their team members via crossover (and vice versa).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on Management and Employment Practices
Editors Paula Brough, Elliroma Gardiner , Kevin Daniels
PublisherCham: Springer International Publishing
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783030249366
ISBN (Print)9783030249366
StatePublished - 7 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameHandbook Series in Occupational Health Sciences (HDBSOHS)
PublisherCham : Springer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)2730-7409
ISSN (Electronic)2730-7417


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