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  
Title of the Journal: Human resource management review
ISSN: 1053-4822
Publisher Information: Amsterdam : Elsevier
Year of publication: 2021
Volume: 31
Issue: Available online 29 December 2021
Pages: 1-16
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2021.100889
Abstract: 
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
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/53353
Release Date: 28. March 2022
Project: Global mobility of employees