An Examination of Crossover and Spillover Effects of Spousal and Expatriate Cross-Cultural Adjustment on Expatriate Outcomes

HKUST Business School Research Paper Series, Forthcoming

Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 87, No. 4, pp. 655-666, 2002

12 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

Paul E. Tesluk

University of Maryland

Abstract

Integrating work-family and cross-cultural adjustment literatures, the researchers proposed and tested a spillover and crossover model of expatriates' cross-cultural adjustment with reciprocal relationships. Spillover effects refer to the influence that expatriate attitudes in a particular domain (e.g., work) have on attitudes in other domains (e.g., nonwork), whereas crossover effects refer to the influence of expatriate attitudes on the spouse's attitudes (and vice versa). Data collected from Japanese expatriates, their spouses, and their superiors strongly supported both spillover and crossover effects between expatriate and spousal cross-cultural adjustment. In addition, expatriates' cross-cultural adjustment was found to be related to satisfaction, which, in turn, was found to be negatively related to expatriates' intention to return to their homeland early.

Suggested Citation

Takeuchi, Riki and Yun, Seokhwa and Tesluk, Paul E., An Examination of Crossover and Spillover Effects of Spousal and Expatriate Cross-Cultural Adjustment on Expatriate Outcomes. HKUST Business School Research Paper Series, Forthcoming, Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 87, No. 4, pp. 655-666, 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1001392

Riki Takeuchi (Contact Author)

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Seokhwa Yun

Montclair State University - School of Business ( email )

Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
United States

Paul E. Tesluk

University of Maryland ( email )

College Park
College Park, MD 20742
United States

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