n Management Dynamics : Journal of the Southern African Institute for Management Scientists - Correlates of expatriates' cross-cultural adjustment




The objective of this study was to assess whether expatriates' cross-cultural adjustment is related to demographic variables, stress, and personality dispositions. A convenience sample (n = 95) was taken of expatriates of various multinational companies. The Neo-Personality Inventory Revised, Expatriate Stress Inventory, and a biographical questionnaire, including expatriates' motivation for accepting the assignment, and expatriates' cross-cultural adjustment were administered. The results showed that family support was related to less cultural stress, and better adjustment to an international assignment. Cultural stress explained 7% of the variance in expatriates' cross-cultural adjustment.


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