Sycamore Scholars

Post-Arrival Performance Interventions That Assist Expatriates’ Adjustment and Performance

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Wood, Evan D.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-06T12:43:55Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-06T12:43:55Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10484/8249
dc.description.abstract This research examined the relationship between post-arrival performance interventions and the adjustment and performance of North American expatriates working and living in Hong Kong. The focus was on an integrated view of multiple post-arrival performance interventions in order to examine their combined impact. This research provides information to organizations regarding strategies to improve the adjustment and performance of expatriates. A multivariate design was used to describe the dynamics underlying the dimensions of adjustment and performance by indicating which interventions in combination might be more strongly associated with adjustment and performance. A questionnaire comprised of several existing constructs derived from the extant literature was developed and administered to those listed in the 2009/2010 American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong membership directory. The interventions examined were integrated cross-cultural training, mentoring, role ambiguity, spouse and family support, and compensation. Four different multiple regression models were developed. The final general adjustment regression model showed a relationship with spouse and family support and role ambiguity. The final interaction adjustment regression model showed a relationship with role ambiguity, spouse and family support, compensation, and the control variable language fluency. The final work adjustment regression model showed a relationship with integrated cross-cultural training, mentoring, role ambiguity, spouse and family support, and compensation. Lastly, the final performance regression model showed a relationship with integrated cross-cultural training, mentoring, role ambiguity, spouse and family support, compensation, and language fluency. The results suggest the importance of multi-national corporations to consider post-arrival performance interventions in addition to pre-departure interventions. Specifically, two primary areas emerged with high significance. First, reducing role ambiguity has a significant relationship with all three adjustment constructs and performance. Second, the findings lend support to the concept of organizations providing additional support to the spouse and family as a means of increasing adjustment and performance of expatriates.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Evan D. Wood
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Expatriate Americans--Hong Kong.
dc.subject.lcsh Culture shock.
dc.subject.lcsh Adjustment (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Human resource development.
dc.subject.lcsh Performance standards.
dc.title Post-Arrival Performance Interventions That Assist Expatriates’ Adjustment and Performance
dc.type Dissertation
dc.date.graduationmonth December
dc.date.published 2010
dc.description.committeechair Mansour, Bassou El
dc.description.committeemembers David Beach
dc.description.committeemembers Vincent W. Childress
dc.description.committeemembers George Maughan
dc.description.committeemembers Donna Trautman
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy
dc.description.department Department of Technology Management
dc.description.imprint Cunningham Memorial library, Terre Haute,Indiana State University
dc.description.itemidetd 201005-21
dc.description.level Doctoral
dc.description.note Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages: contains 150p.: ill. Includes bibliography, abstract and appendix.


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search Scholars


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account