The importance of contact quality

Maximizing the impact of expatriate contact with a local host

Marian van Bakel, Marinel Gerritsen, Jan Pieter van Oudenhoven

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    Resumé

    Establishing contact between expatriates and a local host has been found to reap benefits with regard to Interaction Adjustment, Host National Social Support, Open-mindedness, and Social Initiative. This longitudinal study examines the role of the quality of contact for these four aspects. Expatriates in the Netherlands were randomly divided into an experimental group (n = 33) of which 21 developed high-quality contact with their host, and a control group (n = 32) without host. The results show that contact quality plays an important role and suggest that the higher the quality of the contact, the more benefit the expatriate experienced. Moreover, expatriates with low-quality contact did not experience a detrimental effect.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato25. sep. 2014
    Antal sider38
    StatusUdgivet - 25. sep. 2014
    BegivenhedTerengganu International Business and Economics Conference - Terengganu, Malaysia
    Varighed: 25. sep. 201426. sep. 2014

    Konference

    KonferenceTerengganu International Business and Economics Conference
    LandMalaysia
    ByTerengganu
    Periode25/09/201426/09/2014

    Fingeraftryk

    contact
    social support
    longitudinal study
    Netherlands
    Group
    interaction
    experience

    Citer dette

    van Bakel, M., Gerritsen, M., & van Oudenhoven, J. P. (2014). The importance of contact quality: Maximizing the impact of expatriate contact with a local host. Afhandling præsenteret på Terengganu International Business and Economics Conference, Terengganu, Malaysia.
    van Bakel, Marian ; Gerritsen, Marinel ; van Oudenhoven, Jan Pieter. / The importance of contact quality : Maximizing the impact of expatriate contact with a local host. Afhandling præsenteret på Terengganu International Business and Economics Conference, Terengganu, Malaysia.38 s.
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    van Bakel, M, Gerritsen, M & van Oudenhoven, JP 2014, 'The importance of contact quality: Maximizing the impact of expatriate contact with a local host' Paper fremlagt ved Terengganu International Business and Economics Conference, Terengganu, Malaysia, 25/09/2014 - 26/09/2014, .

    The importance of contact quality : Maximizing the impact of expatriate contact with a local host. / van Bakel, Marian; Gerritsen, Marinel; van Oudenhoven, Jan Pieter.

    2014. Afhandling præsenteret på Terengganu International Business and Economics Conference, Terengganu, Malaysia.

    Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaperForskningpeer review

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    van Bakel M, Gerritsen M, van Oudenhoven JP. The importance of contact quality: Maximizing the impact of expatriate contact with a local host. 2014. Afhandling præsenteret på Terengganu International Business and Economics Conference, Terengganu, Malaysia.