Antecedents and Consequences of Psychological Workplace Strain During Expatriation: A Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Investigation

HKUST Business School Research Paper, Forthcoming

Personnel Psychology, Vol. 58, pp. 925-948, 2005

25 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2007

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Riki Takeuchi

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Management & Organization

Sophia V. Marinova

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business

Mo Wang

Portland State University - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Abstract

In this study, we examined nonlinear/interaction effects associated with the antecedents and consequences of psychological workplace strain, using cross-sectional (N=165) and longitudinal (N=133) data collected from Western expatriates in China. The results of this study indicate that family characteristics interact to affect the level of psychological workplace strain experienced by expatriates. In addition, we find an inverse u-curve relationship between psychological workplace strain and supervisory rated job performance for both cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses. Finally, the empirical results lend support to the hypothesized positive relationship between work adjustment measured at Time 1 and job performance measured at Time 2. Implications for expatriate adjustment research and practice are discussed.

Suggested Citation

Takeuchi, Riki and Marinova, Sophia V. and Wang, Mo, Antecedents and Consequences of Psychological Workplace Strain During Expatriation: A Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Investigation. HKUST Business School Research Paper, Forthcoming, Personnel Psychology, Vol. 58, pp. 925-948, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1001387

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Sophia V. Marinova

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business ( email )

College Park, MD 20742-1815
United States

Mo Wang

Portland State University - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ( email )

Portland, OR 97207-0751
United States

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