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

Personnel Psychology, 2005, 58, 925–948

24 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2015

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Riki Takeuchi

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

Mo Wang

University of Florida - Department of Management

Sophia Marinova

University of Illinois at Chicago

Date Written: November 2005

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 Wang, Mo and Marinova, Sophia, Antecedents and Consequences of Psychological Workplace Strain During Expatriation: Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Investigation (November 2005). Personnel Psychology, 2005, 58, 925–948, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2627223

Riki Takeuchi

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
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Mo Wang (Contact Author)

University of Florida - Department of Management ( email )

United States

Sophia Marinova

University of Illinois at Chicago ( email )

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Chicago, IL 60607
United States

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