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Expatriates' identity salience, work stressors, and work–nonwork conflict: moderating role of gender and marital status

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Show simple item record Vijayakumar, Pooja B. Cunningham, Christopher J.L. 2019-03-25T09:38:36Z 2019
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Drawing from identity theory, we proposed individuals with high work salience experienced high work stressors (interpersonal conflict, workhours, and workload), resulting in positive work‐nonwork conflict (WNWC), and individuals with high nonwork salience experienced lower work stressors, resulting in negative WNWC. Furthermore, we tested for the moderating role of gender and marital status in the relationship. The sample for this study consisted of 415 Indian expatriates working in the U.S. information technology (IT) industry. Findings supported the proposed model where work stressors completely conditioned the relationship between work/nonwork salience and WNWC. Work‐salient men worked longer hours compared to work‐salient women and were more prone to WNWC. In married individuals (in both work‐ and nonwork‐salient individuals), increased workload was positively associated with WNWC and long working hours were negatively associated with WNWC. These findings further suggested nonmarried individuals faced more WNWC when compared to married individuals when managing long working hours. Therefore, being married does not necessarily lead to higher levels of all forms of WNWC. Additionally, the participants in this study identified themselves to be more nonwork‐salient. We argue that identity salience predicts role behavioral intentions and emphasize the importance of differentiating expatriates based on their salience. This in turn could help organizations contextualize various challenges faced by work‐ and nonwork‐salient individuals and manage issues in a cost‐effective manner. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thunderbird International Business Review; 61 (2), pp. 375-386
dc.rights This is the author version of the following article: Thunderbird International Business Review 2019 61 (2), pp. 375-386 Expatriates' identity salience, work stressors, and work–nonwork conflict: Moderating role of gender and marital status Pooja B. Vijayakumar, Christopher J.L.Cunningham which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
dc.subject expatriates en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject identity salience en_US
dc.subject inerpersonal conflict en_US
dc.subject marital status en_US
dc.subject work hours en_US
dc.title Expatriates' identity salience, work stressors, and work–nonwork conflict: moderating role of gender and marital status en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/tie.21986 2020-06-01
dc.embargo.terms 2020-06-01 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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