Expatriates of Malaysian Construction Company’s Psychological Comfort in Foreign Lands

Authors

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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v5i17.373

Abstract

Malaysian expatriates prefer to work in foreign countries because of better facilities, working environments and the benefits. However, during the assignment abroad, other unexpected issues arose due to the unforeseencircumstances.  It leads to psychological comfort faced by expatriates because of the inability to adjust to the new culture and environment. The aimed of the study is to identify the components that led to psychological comfort. Four components have been disclosed that dominated to expatriates satisfaction. The components that influenceswere interaction, living environment, reward and social life. These components contribute to the success of expatriates in a foreign country.

Keywords:Psychological comfort; Expatriate; Construction.

eISSN: 2514-7528 © 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/jabs.v5i17.373

Published

2020-08-31

How to Cite

Zainol, H. ., A Tambi, A. M. ., Ali, N. E. ., & Azami, H. . (2020). Expatriates of Malaysian Construction Company’s Psychological Comfort in Foreign Lands. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 5(17), 15-25. https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v5i17.373

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