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Extrinsic motivation: Vietnamese laborers in Taiwan

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 26 October 2020

Issue publication date: 6 July 2021




The purpose of the study is to test four hypotheses regarding correlations between extrinsic motivation, self-efficacy, employer trust and workplace learning which were hypothesized to relate to cross-cultural adaptation, which is significant in workers’ effectiveness in foreign contexts.


A questionnaire based study of Vietnamese lower skilled workers in Taiwan.


Each of the four factors had significant positive correlations with cross-cultural adjustment. The sample consisted of lower skilled workers in manufacturing and.

Practical implications

The current study provides evidence for the importance of extrinsic motivation, workplace learning, self-efficacy and employer trust in cross-cultural adjustment for lower skilled workers.


Low skilled workers adjustment to new cultures has rarely been discussed in previous literature.



(2021), "Extrinsic motivation: Vietnamese laborers in Taiwan", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 35 No. 4, pp. 33-35.



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