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Research on the experiences of expatriates and the satisfaction of psychological needs

My name is Catherine and I’m a provisional organisational psychologist. I am completing a study that explores the experiences and needs a person may face as an expatriate whilst living and working in a foreign country. Having been a member of an expatriate family myself, I have a strong interest in this area of research. I am interested to hear from expatriates located in a variety of countries.

The findings of this study will be potentially beneficial to employees (the expatriate) and the organisation in which the expatriate is employed. Potential benefits for the employee can be a more positive experience during their overseas assignment and less stress and discomfort, whilst the organisation may benefit by having reduced failure rates as well as increased employee productivity and job satisfaction.

I am looking for people that have been sent by the organisation in which they are employed, to work and live in a foreign country for an extended period of time (a minimum of a 12 month assignment). Participants should be aged between 18 and 65 and currently be on their international assignment. Participants must have been sent by their organisation on this international assignment. Furthermore, participants must have already completed at least 6 months of their international assignment.

Participation in this study involves completing an anonymous online questionnaire. The questionnaire takes around 15 – 25 minutes to complete and includes a series of questions regarding your experiences, social support, personal and work values and demographic details. If you would like to participate, please click on the link below.

The direct link to the questionnaire is:

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If you have any further questions regarding this study or would like to be informed of the results and findings of this research, please do not hesitate to contact me, at Catherine. Protected content

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the questionnaire and contributing to the
results of this research study.