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The factors that affect the acculturation attitude of Chinese employees in Irish companies

Liu, Yebin (2020) The factors that affect the acculturation attitude of Chinese employees in Irish companies. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

In the context of globalization trend in nowadays, Irish workplaces have become a multicultural place involves many employees from different cultures. (Wagner, 2012) As well as, Chinese ethnic group was one of the biggest immigrant groups in Ireland, (our health service, 2019). Thus, the acculturation process of Chinese employees in Irish workplaces was an interesting topic to investigate. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify the major factors that affect the acculturation attitude (Berry J. W., 2006). of Chinese employees in Irish workplaces. Qualitative research methods have been selected and five semi-structured interviews of Chinese employees who have been working in different industries in Ireland for over 5 years have been conducted for this research.

The key findings of this research were corresponding with most of the previous findings in literature reviews. That is factors that related to sense of self such as high-differentiation and self-efficacy, or emotional oriented factors such as affective workgroup commitment had a larger impact on the acculturation attitude of Chinese employees in Irish workplaces than external objective factors, such as language barriers or work discrimination. (Johnson, 2017), (Saissy Magnet de, 2009), (Ying Lua*, 2013). The findings have emerged from the analysis of six themes through coded data. The key themes were identified regarding each considered factors above to achieve the research objectives were derived from the research question. These findings could enhance the acculturation process of Chinese employees in Irish workplaces by knowing the essential factors that affect their acculturation attitude, in order to facilitate the harmony of Irish workplaces.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Diversity
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Training and Development
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2021 18:06
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2021 18:06
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4728

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