Factors affecting british expatriates' adjustment in Thailand
Keywords:Expatriate Adjustment, Self-efficacy, Language Fluency, Culture Novelty, Cultural Intelligence
Building on literature relating to expatriate adjustment, this study attempted to identify factors that affect individualistic expatriate responses to cross-cultural adjustment in a collectivist culture. This study examines empirically the degree to which 387 British expatriates have adjusted themselves in terms of interaction, general/cultural and work adjustment in Thailand. It also analyzes the expatriates’ adjustment antecedents which are personal factors, work related factors and cultural factors. Multiple regression analysis exhibited that expatriates’ work related adjustment were affected by spouse and family adjustment, social support and role discretion. The cultural factors showed no effects on all dimensions of British expatriates’ adjustment. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.