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Cleaner personality and client identity have joint consequences on cleaning interaction dynamics. / Dunkley, Katherine; Ioannou, Christos; Whittey, Kathryn; Cable, Joanne; Perkins, Sarah E.

In: Behavioral Ecology, Vol. 30, No. 3, arz007, 13.06.2019, p. 703-712.

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Dunkley, K, Ioannou, C, Whittey, K, Cable, J & Perkins, SE 2019, 'Cleaner personality and client identity have joint consequences on cleaning interaction dynamics', Behavioral Ecology, vol. 30, no. 3, arz007, pp. 703-712. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arz007

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Dunkley, K., Ioannou, C., Whittey, K., Cable, J., & Perkins, S. E. (2019). Cleaner personality and client identity have joint consequences on cleaning interaction dynamics. Behavioral Ecology, 30(3), 703-712. [arz007]. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arz007

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Dunkley K, Ioannou C, Whittey K, Cable J, Perkins SE. Cleaner personality and client identity have joint consequences on cleaning interaction dynamics. Behavioral Ecology. 2019 Jun 13;30(3):703-712. arz007. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arz007

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Dunkley, Katherine ; Ioannou, Christos ; Whittey, Kathryn ; Cable, Joanne ; Perkins, Sarah E. / Cleaner personality and client identity have joint consequences on cleaning interaction dynamics. In: Behavioral Ecology. 2019 ; Vol. 30, No. 3. pp. 703-712.

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