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Chhaya Mani Tripathi1 and Tripti Singh2

First Published 24 Jul 2023. https://doi.org/10.1177/jiift.221145231
Article Information Volume 1, Issue 1 June 2023
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Chhaya Mani Tripathi, Independent Researcher, New Delhi, India.
Email: ctripathi@mnnit.ac.in

1Independent Researcher, New Delhi, India
2School of Management Studies, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Indian expatriates form a significant portion of western countries’ total immigrant population. This study aims to empirically examine the significance of cultural intelligence (CQ) and perceived organisational support (POS) in facilitating Indian expatriates’ cultural adjustment and job satisfaction. We use data from 220 Indian expatriates working in 30 different foreign subsidiaries to examine the proposed hypotheses. First, we validated the collected data using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). We then tested the hypothesised relationships through structural equation modelling (SEM). Results indicate that CQ and POS were positively and significantly associated with Indian expatriates’ cultural adjustment and job satisfaction. We also found support for indirect effects where adjustment partially mediated the relationship between the predictors—CQ and POS and the criterion, that is, job satisfaction. Finally, we discuss the theoretical and practical implications of study findings and also suggest directions for future research.


Perceived organisational support, cultural intelligence, expatriate adjustment, job satisfaction, Indian expatriates


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