The impact of expatriate personality traits on cross-cultural adjustment: A study with expatriates in Japan

Vesa Peltokorpi, Fabian J. Froese

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Abstract

While regarded as among the most important factors affecting expatriate cross-cultural adjustment, little focused research with a broad array of personality traits has been conducted. This study draws from the cultural fit hypothesis and the socio-analytic theory to examine the impact of expatriate personality traits through the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire on the general-, interaction-, and work-related facets of cross-cultural adjustment among 181 expatriates in Japan. The results show positive relationships between the personality traits of Open Mindedness and interaction adjustment, Emotional Stability and Cultural Empathy and general adjustment, and Social Initiative and work adjustment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)734-746
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Business Review
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 1

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Expatriates
Cross-cultural adjustment
Personality traits
Japan
Interaction
Empathy
Open-mindedness
Emotion
Questionnaire
Factors
Work adjustment

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing

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In: International Business Review, Vol. 21, No. 4, 01.08.2012, p. 734-746.

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