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
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
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