Effects of Coping Strategies on Sociocultural and Psychological Adjustments of Western Expatriate Managers in the PRC

Selmer, Jan
March 1999
Journal of World Business;Spring99, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p41
Academic Journal
Western expatriates currently working on the Chinese mainland participated in a mail survey to examine their coping strategies and adjustment to the Chinese work environment. As expected, the results suggest that managers who use problem-focused coping strategies adjust better than those using symptom-focused strategies do. Implications of these findings for Western expatriates assigned to China are discussed.


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