Expatriates’ Adjustment Challenges: A Case Study of Chinese Expatriates in Islamabad, Pakistan
Author: Jawad Ali

The expatriates’ posting overseas are very costly for executive’s undertakings of Multinational Corporations. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of challenges faced by Chinese expatriates with their adjustment and its influence on turnover tendencies. A sample of 67 Chinese expatriates both male and female living and working for at least six months in Islamabad was interviewed through snow ball sampling techniques. This study was carried out with a conceptual framework having dependent variable i.e. intent to leave job, location and organization and independent variables pertaining to three main domains such as personal, work/organizational and environmental factors. For getting factual results apart from uni-variate analysis of data, statistical techniques i.e. Pearson’s correlation and step-wise regression analysis were also used. The results revealed that material life satisfaction and job autonomy were the important predictors of adjustment either out or within country. In the case for adjustment to organization, job autonomy succeeds material life satisfaction as the guide predictor of adjustment tendencies. The Chinese expatriates attached more significance to sustain standard of hard work in employing to overseas locations. Supervisor:- Dr. Muhammad Jehangir Khan

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Supervisor: Muhammad Jehangir Khan

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