Antecedents and Consequences of the Perceived Adjusted of Japanese Expatriates in the USA

International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 13, No. 8, pp. 1224-1244, December 2002

22 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2007

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Riki Takeuchi

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

Seokhwa Yun

Montclair State University - School of Business

Joyce E. A. Russell

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business

Abstract

The present study was designed to better understand the antecedents and consequences of expatriate adjustment in an international assignment. The researchers surveyed Japanese expatriate adjustment in an international assignment. The researchers surveyed Japanese expatriates assigned to the United States. Structural equation modeling was utilized to test our hypotheses and model. The results indicated that previous knowledge of the host country, language proficiency, willingness to communicate and perception of the novelty of the host culture were differentially related to expatriates' adjustment to the host country. General and work adjustments were negatively related to expatriates' intent to return early. In addition, interrelationships among the adjustment dimensions were examined and the results indicated that general adjustment leads to work adjustment, which, in turn, influences interactional adjustment. Implications for future research are presented.

Keywords: Expatriate adjustment, intent to return early, language proficiency, pre-departure knowledge, culture novelty, willingness to communicate

Suggested Citation

Takeuchi, Riki and Yun, Seokhwa and Russell, Joyce E. A., Antecedents and Consequences of the Perceived Adjusted of Japanese Expatriates in the USA. International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 13, No. 8, pp. 1224-1244, December 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1001389

Riki Takeuchi (Contact Author)

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

Management Department
School of Business & Management, HKUST
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong
852-2358-7741 (Phone)

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Seokhwa Yun

Montclair State University - School of Business ( email )

Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
United States

Joyce E. A. Russell

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

College Park, MD 20742-1815
United States

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