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Title: An examination of crossover and spillover effects of spousal and expatriate cross-cultural adjustment on expatriate outcomes
Authors: Takeuchi, Riki
Tesluk, P. E.
Keywords: Acculturation
Cross-cultural differences
Emotional adjustment
Occupational adjustment
Employee attitude
Job satisfaction
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: Journal of applied psychology, v. 87, no. 4, August 2002, p. 655-666
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.
Rights: Journal of applied psychology © copyright (2002) American Psychological Association. The Journal's web site is located at This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.
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