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Satisfaction with life in cross-cultural setting – Case of European expatriates in India

Gupta, Vineet and Dasgupta, Pinaki and Chakrabarty, Subhajit (2013): Satisfaction with life in cross-cultural setting – Case of European expatriates in India. Published in: IJPSS , Vol. 4, No. 3 (1 March 2014): pp. 175-195.

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Cross cultural studies on satisfaction with life is an area with numerous constructs and perspectives. Our context is European expatriate working in India. The objectives of the study are:- (a) to understand the determinants of satisfaction with life in the cross-cultural setting of European expatriates working in India (b) to understand interrelationships of the variables from a broader qualitative perspective. We used robust and pretested scales. Structural equation modeling was done and the coefficients were estimated. The study finds that personality and spouse support constructs were insignificant in the context. However work life conflict remained significant in the empirical analysis. Work impacts family in more ways than vice versa. The study is valuable for human resource policy makers in designing cross cultural strategy and procedures. The originality of the study is in finding the insignificance of personality and spouse support in the context which implies that some areas of cross cultural research need re-evaluation in particular contexts.

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