Acculturation strategies among professional Chinese immigrants in the Australian workplace

Lu, Ying, Samaratunge, Ramanie and Hartel, Charmine E. J. (2011) Acculturation strategies among professional Chinese immigrants in the Australian workplace. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 49 1: 71-87.


Author Lu, Ying
Samaratunge, Ramanie
Hartel, Charmine E. J.
Title Acculturation strategies among professional Chinese immigrants in the Australian workplace
Journal name Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1038-4111
1744-7941
Publication date 2011-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1038411110391709
Volume 49
Issue 1
Start page 71
End page 87
Total pages 17
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract A survey study of 214 professional immigrants born in mainland China was undertaken to examine their adaptation into the Australian workplace. It investigates the predictors of acculturation strategy selection including language proficiency, education experience in the host country, work-related experience outside the home country, and social support at work. Cluster analysis showed that professional Chinese immigrants have a predominant preference to maintain their home culture while logistic regression revealed that a model combining higher levels of English proficiency and social support at work predicted higher levels of acculturation. Findings also revealed that social support at work is the better indicator of acculturation among this immigrant group. The article concludes with practical implications for organizations and managers and research directions for future work.
Keyword acculturation
Australia
Chinese immigrants
diversity
professionals
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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