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Expatriate adjustment: Validating multicultural personality trait among self-initiated academic expatriates


Halim, Haslina and Abu Bakar, Hassan and Mohamad, Bahtiar (2014) Expatriate adjustment: Validating multicultural personality trait among self-initiated academic expatriates. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155. pp. 123-129. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

This study looks at the adjustment of self initiated academic expatriates working at one of the public universities in Malaysia.The main aim of the research is to investigate the relationship between Multicultural Personality Questionnaire (MPQ) and the expatriate’s personal, professional and social adjustment.The MPQ consists of five dimensions - cultural empathy, openmindedness,social initiative, emotional stability and flexibility.One-hundred and one questionnaires were distributed to selfinitiated academic expatriates attached to various departments at the university. Results show that the MPQ predicts all three types of adjustment.Apart from the results, the discussions and limitations of the study are also presented in the paper.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (i-COME’14), Organised by: School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM, 18 - 20 October, 2014, Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Expatriate adjustment; personal adjustment; professional adjustment; social adjustment; multicultural personality questionnaire
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mdm. Haslina Halim
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2015 07:24
Last Modified: 15 May 2016 02:14
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13006

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