The influence of job demands and resources on repatriate career satisfaction: A relative deprivation perspective

Hong Ren, Mark C. Bolino, Margaret A. Shaffer, Maria L. Kraimer

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Abstract

Drawing on Job Demands-Resources and relative deprivation theories, we develop a model of repatriate career satisfaction. We examine three job demands (psychological contract breach associated with pay, career derailment, and perceived underemployment) and suggest that each induces feelings of relative deprivation and thus is detrimental to repatriate career satisfaction. We further examine how two job resources, repatriates' perceptions of how valuable their international assignment is to their careers and their beliefs about how it is valued by their organizations, moderate the job demands-career satisfaction relationships. Using a sample of 84 repatriates, we found some support for our integrated framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-159
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of World Business
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing

Keywords

  • Global career
  • Job Demands-Resources
  • Relative deprivation
  • Repatriation
  • Underemployment

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