Work and non-work-related antecedents of expatriates' well-being : A meta-analysis

Faculty/Professorship: Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour  
Author(s): Biswas, Tania; Mäkelä, Liisa; Andresen, Maike  
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2022
Pages: 1-16
Source/Other editions: Human resource management review 31 (2021), S. 1-16, ISSN 1053-4822
is version of: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2021.100889
Year of first publication: 2021
Language(s): English
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-527153
Studies show a reduction in expatriates' well-being while abroad which entails a risk of low performance or even termination of the assignment abroad. To extend the knowledge of antecedents of expatriates' well-being, this meta-analytic review combines the empirical results from 24 studies. Concerning the conservation of resources theory, we distinguish between work-related and non-work-related antecedents (resources) and expose their relationship with expatriates' work well-being and general well-being. The meta-analysis shows that work well-being is positively anteceded by organizational support, work adjustment, and spousal support, whereas job factors and work-family interference are associated with decreased work well-being. General well-being negatively relates to work-family interference factors. The antecedents with the highest relative effect size are job factors on the negative side (resource loss) and organizational support on the positive side (resource gain). Work-family interference has the broadest impact on both work well-being and general well-being.
GND Keywords: Mitarbeiter; Auslandstätigkeit; Vorgeschichte; Wohlbefinden
Keywords: Meta-analysis, Expatriate, Work well-being, General well-being
DDC Classification: 650 Management & public relations  
RVK Classification: QV 020   
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Open Access Journal: Ja
Type: Article
Release Date: 28. March 2022
Project: Global mobility of employees

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