Date of Award

Spring 5-2018

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis


Management and International Business

First Advisor

Amy Sevier

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.