Expatriate career intentions: links to career adaptability and cultural intelligence

Presbitero, Alfred and Quita, Christine 2017, Expatriate career intentions: links to career adaptability and cultural intelligence, Journal of vocational behavior, vol. 98, pp. 118-126, doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2016.11.001.

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Title Expatriate career intentions: links to career adaptability and cultural intelligence
Author(s) Presbitero, AlfredORCID iD for Presbitero, Alfred orcid.org/0000-0002-3154-9026
Quita, Christine
Journal name Journal of vocational behavior
Volume number 98
Start page 118
End page 126
Total pages 9
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2017
ISSN 1095-9084
Keyword(s) expatriate career intentions
career adaptability
cultural intelligence
Summary Given the increasing rate of global mobility, it is important to have a greater understanding ofthe factors that influence intentions for expatriate careers. Guided by the Career ConstructionTheory and Intelligence Theory, this study takes the view that self-initiated expatriation as aform of global mobility is an adaptive vocational behavior driven by an individual's self-regulatorycapacity to thrive in another country and work to build one's career. This study positsthat individuals who want to work overseas rely mainly on their adaptive resources to developtheir careers. Additionally, career adaptability, as a self-regulatory competency, is posited to bereinforced by an individual's intercultural capability (i.e., cultural intelligence). To test these assertions,data were collected in a sample of university students (n = 514) in the Philippines, acountry reported to have high rates of overseas migration for economic and career-related reasons.Career adaptability was found to be positively and significantly related to overseas careerintentions. In addition, cultural intelligence was found to moderate the said relationship. Theseresults offer the groundwork for understanding the earlier stages of expatriate careers and, inparticular, how the intention to have a career in another country is developed and influencedby the interaction between the self-regulatory characteristics and intercultural capability ofindividuals.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.jvb.2016.11.001
Field of Research 150308 International Business
1503 Business And Management
1701 Psychology
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
Socio Economic Objective 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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