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Antecedents and consequences of the perceived adjustment of Japanese expatriates in the USA

Authors Takeuchi, Riki View this author's profile
Yun, Seokhwa
Russell, Joyce E.A.
Issue Date 2002
Source International Journal of Human Resource Management , v. 13, (8), 2002, p. 1224-1244
Summary The present study was designed to better understand the antecedents and consequences of 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.
ISSN 0958-5192
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Language English
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