International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

The Relationship between Socio Cultural Adjustment and Extrinsic Job Satisfaction
Svala Gudmundsdottir

Abstract
In international assignments a variety of monetary incentives are offered. Commonly known are for example, compensation for moving to the foreign location, housing expenses, education tuition and travel allowances. Many of these incentives are reported to influence extrinsic job satisfaction in the domestic setting but little is known how they affect the cross-cultural adjustment process. This study investigates the relationship between the dimensions of sociocultural adjustment (general, interaction and work adjustment) and extrinsic job satisfaction for Nordic (Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish) expatriates in the U.S. The findings of this study reveal a positive relation between general, interaction and work adjustment towards extrinsic job satisfaction.

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