Expatriates’ Psychological Distress Components of Malaysian Construction Company in Host Country

Authors

  • Halmi Zainol Faculty of Architecture, Planning and SurveyingUniversiti Teknologi MARA, Perak BranchMalaysia
  • Abdul Malek A Tambi Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Sultan Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Nor Eeda Ali Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Malaysia
  • Hazirah Azami Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2233

Abstract

Psychological distress is pertaining to anything leads to human well-being and satisfaction of the individual. Individual adjustment is a degree of psychological distress that an expatriate faces during an assignment in the host country. Unhappiness with the organisation will contribute to leaving for a prospective employer. Psychological influences such as interaction, reward and, social life contribute to the success of the expatriate. Content analysis was used in the study. The study aimed to determine the factors which led to expatriate's physiological distress. The study had found that there was a need for psychological adjustment while working in the host country.   

Keywords: Psychological distress; Expatriate; ConstructioneISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.   
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2233

Published

2020-07-01

How to Cite

Zainol, H. ., A Tambi, A. M. ., Ali, N. E. ., & Azami, H. . (2020). Expatriates’ Psychological Distress Components of Malaysian Construction Company in Host Country . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(14), 53-58. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2233

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