Predictors of acculturation attitudes among professional Chinese immigrants in the Australian workplace.

Lu,Ying, Samaratunge, Ramanie and Härtel, Charmine E.J. (2015) Predictors of acculturation attitudes among professional Chinese immigrants in the Australian workplace.. Journal of Management & Organization, 22 1: 49-67. doi:10.1017/jmo.2015.19


Author Lu,Ying
Samaratunge, Ramanie
Härtel, Charmine E.J.
Title Predictors of acculturation attitudes among professional Chinese immigrants in the Australian workplace.
Journal name Journal of Management & Organization   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1839-3527
1833-3672
Publication date 2015-06-11
Year available 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1017/jmo.2015.19
Volume 22
Issue 1
Start page 49
End page 67
Total pages 19
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Professional Chinese immigrants (PCIs) are expected to substantially contribute to the relief of skills shortage and the bolstering of Australia’s economic and social development. However, they have encountered many adjustment difficulties arising from cultural and social differences after entering into the Australian workplace. There is a dearth of research to shed light on the adaptation of PCIs in Australia. To bridge this gap, this paper investigates PCIs’ acculturation preference and explores the predictors of each acculturation attitude. Our survey of a sample of 220 PCIs revealed that PCIs have a predominant preference to maintain their home culture, whereas logistic regressions revealed that length of residence in the host country, English proficiency, perceived social support at work and interdependent self-construal could predict the acculturation choices among PCIs. This study provides valuable information for managers and organizations in developing effective acculturation programs to assist immigrant employees with adaptation to a new workplace.
Keyword Acculturation
Australia
Chinese immigrants
Professionals
Workplace
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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