Adjustment and work outcomes of self-initiated expatriates in the United Arab Emirates: Development and testing of a model

Singh, Sanjay Kumar, Tarba, Shlomo Y., Wood, Geoffrey, Bozionelos, Nikolaos, Del Giudice, Manlio, Pereira, Vijay and Latan, Hengky (2022) Adjustment and work outcomes of self-initiated expatriates in the United Arab Emirates: Development and testing of a model. Journal of International Management. p. 100953. ISSN 1075-4253 (In Press)

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Abstract

Drawing upon anxiety/uncertainty management (AUM) theory and organization support theory (OST), we developed and tested a model on how globally mobile talent – in this instance, self-initiated expatriates (SIEs) - stay and perform well in the organization. We collected data from 276 superior-subordinate dyads, which were analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM). Our results suggest that role clarity mediates the influence of perceived organizational support and work adjustment. Furthermore, we found that work adjustment mediates the influence of role clarity on task performance and organizational citizenship behavior. We draw out the implications for advancing theory and practice in expatriate management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-initiated expatriates, Work adjustment, Role clarity, Perceived organizational support, Task performance, Organizational citizenship behavior
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2022 13:27
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2022 13:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/49688

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