The effects of personality on host country nationals' helping behaviors toward expatriates

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Abstract

Host country nationals (HCNs) play a critical role in facilitating expatriate adjustment and performance. This study emphasized the importance of HCNs helping expatriates in the HCN-expatriate working relationship. The effects of HCNs' Big Five personality traits on HCNs' helping behaviors toward expatriates were examined from a sample of 169 HCNs from 35 foreign enterprises in Taiwan. Agreeableness was positively related to HCNs helping expatriates. Theoretical implications for the expatriate literature and practical implications of selecting HCNs as expatriates' host mentors or trainers on the basis of personality were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-145
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Intercultural Relations
Volume42
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2014

Keywords

  • Expatriates
  • Helping behaviors
  • Host country nationals
  • Personality

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