Although Japanese Brazilian immigrants have become a large segment of the Japanese workforce, scant attention has been paid to their experience in the workplace. A sample of 144 Japanese Brazilians working in Japan was surveyed to examine the relationships between their psychological acculturation, organizational socialization and organizational commitment. Measures of each construct were based on existing English language scales, with translation into Portuguese accomplished using the etic-emic approach. Results indicated positive correlations between psychological acculturation and organizational socialization, as well as between organizational socialization and organizational commitment. Consistent with expectations, organizational socialization mediated the relationship between psychological acculturation and affective commitment. These results suggest psychological acculturation plays a pivotal role in determining immigrant organizational socialization and organizational commitment. Implications for organizational effectiveness are discussed.
|Advisor:||Whitney, David J.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Psychology, Occupational psychology|
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