Expatriate Spouses and Their Adjustment Overseas
Presented by Becky Johnson
Description: Research has consistently showed that a primary cause of attrition in overseas assignments is due to the expatriate spouse. With the majority of research examining multinational organizations there is no indication of how this applies to the missions community. In this seminar we will explore the unique situation of the expatriate spouse particularly as they adjust to their international setting. Why is spousal cross cultural adjustment different from the employee? What are factors that contribute to better cross cultural adjustment among expatriate spouses? How can we help them?