Helping one or helping many? A theoretical integration and meta-analytic review of the compassion fade literature

@article{Butts2019HelpingOO,
  title={Helping one or helping many? A theoretical integration and meta-analytic review of the compassion fade literature},
  author={Marcus M. Butts and Devin C. Lunt and Traci L Freling and Allison S. Gabriel},
  journal={Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes},
  year={2019}
}
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