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Repatriation adjustment: A study of American employees after return from overseas assignments


1997 1997

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Abstract (summary)

This study examined the relationships among repatriated employees' adjustment to return to the United States and a series of work and personal factors. These factors included organizational commitment, perceived organizational support, role conflict, role clarity, self and company valuation of overseas experience, location of assignment, number of overseas assignments, and preparation for return to the United States.

Participants were selected from a multinational engineering firm headquartered in Southern California. A 75-item survey was completed by 54 employees who served overseas assignments of 6 months or more and returned to the United States.

Correlational analyses were conducted to test the hypotheses. Significant relationships were found among repatriation work adjustment and perceived organizational support, role conflict, role clarity, and preparations for departure and return. Significant relationships were also found among general repatriation adjustment and perceived organizational support, affective organizational commitment, role conflict, role clarity, and preparation for return.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Occupational psychology
Classification
0624: Occupational psychology
Identifier / keyword
Psychology
Title
Repatriation adjustment: A study of American employees after return from overseas assignments
Author
Bernal, Bruce W.
Number of pages
72
Publication year
1997
Degree date
1997
School code
6080
Source
MAI 36/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780591754391, 0591754398
University/institution
California State University, Long Beach
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1388684
ProQuest document ID
304428068
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304428068/abstract
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