Acculturation attitudes and affective workgroup commitment: evidence from professional Chinese immigrants in the Australian workplace

Lu, Ying, Samaratunge, Ramanie and Härtel, Charmine E. J (2012) Acculturation attitudes and affective workgroup commitment: evidence from professional Chinese immigrants in the Australian workplace. Asian Ethnicity, : 1-23.


Author Lu, Ying
Samaratunge, Ramanie
Härtel, Charmine E. J
Title Acculturation attitudes and affective workgroup commitment: evidence from professional Chinese immigrants in the Australian workplace
Journal name Asian Ethnicity   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1463-1369
1469-2953
Publication date 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14631369.2012.722445
Start page 1
End page 23
Total pages 23
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract The Australian workforce is becoming increasingly diverse and it is important to understand the role of individuals’ acculturation attitudes in the workplace. The appreciation of the relationship between acculturation attitudes and affective workgroup commitment is critical for mangers to facilitate the performance of employees with diverse backgrounds. To gain a better understanding of this relationship, we assessed the acculturation attitudes of professional Chinese immigrants and the relationship between these attitudes and affective workgroup commitment in the Australian workplace. Our survey of a sample of 220 professional Chinese immigrants in the Australian workplace revealed that, even though many of them favor integration, the majority adopt separation and marginalization, which were found to be related with low affective workgroup commitment. This study underscored the importance of acculturation attitudes to cultivate positive job-related outcomes, and provided useful information for organizations to manage immigrant employees via effective acculturation programs.
Keyword Acculturation
Australia
Chinese immigrants
Workgroup commitment
Professionals
Diversity managment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
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