Date of Award


Degree Type

Honors College Thesis


Management and International Business

First Advisor

Amy Sevier, MA

Advisor Department

Management and International Business


As the world continually moves towards globalization and a diverse work environment, the need for employed female expatriates has never been greater. The purpose of this study is to develop a better understanding of the factors affecting the successful adjustment of these women. This was done by analyzing data provided by the InterNations database in relation to three things: cross-cultural adjustment, job satisfaction, and the experience of the trailing spouse.

Based on this study, it was determined that there is a need to research the effects of marital and familial status on turnover intentions during female expatriate assignments. A survey assessing the satisfaction and turnover intention rates between married women, married women with children, single women, and single women with children on expatriate assignments was proposed.