Core Self-Evaluations and Expatriate Functioning: A multi-national, multi-source, mult-criterion Study

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General Mental Ability, the Big Five, and several context specific variables are studied in regard to their relationship with two criteria of expatriate success, namely, adjustment and job performance. Interviews and standardized tests were conducted with a sample of 66 German and Austrian expatriates in South Korea. Results show no relationship with General Mental Ability for neither of the two criteria. Hypotheses for Conscientiousness and Emotional Stability were partially confirmed; Extraversion emerged to be negatively related to other-ratings of adjustment. Several context specific variables were found to be related to the criteria. Drawing from the study’s results, recommendations for future studies in the expatriate domain are provided.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLüneburg
PublisherLeuphana Universität Lüneburg
Number of pages301
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Bibliographical note

Lüneburg, Leuphana Univ., kumulative Diss., 2011