TITLE

FITTING IN: SURFACE- AND DEEP-LEVEL CULTURAL DIFFERENCES AND EXPATRIATES' ADJUSTMENT

AUTHOR(S)
Van Vianen, Annelies E. M.; De Pater, Irene E.; Kristof-Brown, Amy L.; Johnson, Erin C.
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Academy of Management Journal;Oct2004, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p697
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study examined the impact of surface- and deep-level cultural differences on the cross-cultural adjustment of expatriates. Surface-level differences concern easily visible dissimilarities between home and host countries, and deep-level differences refer to dissimilarities in basic values. Overall, results indicated that surface-level cultural differences were most strongly related to general adjustment. Deep-level cultural differences regarding the "self-transcendence" value dimension were related to work and interaction adjustment.
ACCESSION #
14574642

 

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