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A Multi-dimensional Analysis of the Subjective Well-Being of Self-Initiated Expatriates: The Case of Nigerian Expatriates in Germany

Merchant, Hemant and Rao-Nicholson, Rekha and Iheikhena, Eromosele Golden (2022) 'A Multi-dimensional Analysis of the Subjective Well-Being of Self-Initiated Expatriates: The Case of Nigerian Expatriates in Germany.' Thunderbird International Business Review. ISSN 0020-6652

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Abstract

This paper examines the role of four types of influences on the Subjective Well-Being of Nigerian self-initiated expatriates in Germany: (1) Individual, (2) Group, (3) Social, and (4) Organizational. Based on survey data from 377 respondents, we find that variables in all four categories influence subjective well-being. Our findings generally agree with the results predicted by the theory, albeit a few counter-intuitive findings. Above all, our results indicate the potency of social- and group-level influences. The individual- and organizational-level influences, too, are significant, although to a slightly lesser extent. Overall, our results suggest that “soft” factors play an important role in augmenting perceptions about one’s own well-being in the context of international assignments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Subjective Well-Being; Self-Initiated Expatriates; Individual factors; Group factors; Organizational factors; Societal factors
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2022 20:02
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2022 10:07
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/32061

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