Job resources and demands for expatriate academics Linking teacher-student relations, intercultural adjustment, and job satisfaction

Charlotte Jonasson, Jakob Lauring, Jan Selmer, Jodie-Lee Trembath

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    Abstract

    Purpose - While there is a growing interest in expatriate academics, their specific role as teachers with daily contact to local students seems to have been largely ignored when examining their adjustment and work outcomes. Based on the job demands-resources model the authors predict that good teacher-student relations, as a supportive job resource, will have a positive effect on expatriate academics' job satisfaction. This effect, however, will be even stronger for individuals experiencing high job demands and challenges in terms of intercultural job adjustment. In other words, expatriate academics that have difficulties adjusting will benefit more from the social support that can originate from good relations to their students. The paper aims to discuss these issues.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5-21pp
    JournalJournal of Global Mobility: the home of expatriate management research
    Volume5
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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