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Job satisfaction among expatriates, repatriates and domestic employees: The perceived impact of international assignments on work‐related variables

Jaime Bonache (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

Personnel Review

ISSN: 0048-3486

Article publication date: 1 February 2005

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Abstract

Purpose

The present study aims to provide an empirical evaluation of job satisfaction among expatriates, repatriates, and domestic employees with no international experience.

Design/methodology/approach

The study was conducted on a large sample of employees from a Spanish multinational construction company. One‐way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and the Scheffe test were employed to analyse the data.

Findings

After controlling for hierarchical status, the results indicated that, among these three groups of employees, there are some significant differences in the satisfaction ratings on job characteristics, career prospects, and internal communication. The authors did not, however, find differences in the mean satisfaction rating on general job satisfaction. Findings are discussed, as are limitations and suggestions for future research.

Originality/value

The study contributes to the literature on job satisfaction.

Keywords

Citation

Bonache, J. (2005), "Job satisfaction among expatriates, repatriates and domestic employees: The perceived impact of international assignments on work‐related variables", Personnel Review, Vol. 34 No. 1, pp. 110-124. https://doi.org/10.1108/00483480510571905

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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