This study was designed to assess the professional Chinese immigrants' acculturation attitudes and the relationship between these attitudes and affective workgroup commitment. Given that Australian workforce becomes more culturally diverse, it is crucial to understand the role of individuals' acculturation attitudes in the workplace. Our survey on a sample of 214 professional Chinese immigrants in the Australian workplace reveal that the professional Chinese immigrants collectively favor Integration attitude. The results also reveal that the more these immigrants appreciate good relationships with members of the host group, the more they affectively commit to their workgroups. This study underscores the importance of acculturation attitudes to cultivate positive job-related outcomes, and provides useful information for organizations to manage immigrant employees via effective acculturation programs.
|Title of host publication||Challenges for international business in a turbulent global environment|
|Subtitle of host publication||proceedings of the ANZIBA Annual Conference 2011|
|Editors||Cherrie Jiuhua Zhu|
|Place of Publication||Mulgrave, VIC|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||Australia & New Zealand International Business Academy Annual Conference - Melbourne|
Duration: 28 Apr 2011 → 30 Apr 2011
|Conference||Australia & New Zealand International Business Academy Annual Conference|
|Period||28/04/11 → 30/04/11|
- Chinese immigrants
Lu, Y., Samaratunge, R., & Härtel, C. E. J. (2011). Acculturation attitudes and affective workgroup commitment among professional Chinese immigrants in the Australian workplace. In C. J. Zhu (Ed.), Challenges for international business in a turbulent global environment: proceedings of the ANZIBA Annual Conference 2011 (pp. 1-15). Mulgrave, VIC: ANZIBA.