Management Communication Quarterly
In spite of immigrants’ growing role in the workforce of the United States and other developed countries, organizational communication research about the experience of immigrant employees in the host culture is still very limited. Drawing on the bidimensional acculturation theory, the purpose of this study was to investigate the association of acculturation of immigrant employees with three types of workplace relationships: leader–member exchange (LMX), coworker, and mentoring relationship. Based on a survey of immigrant employees in a U.S. Midwestern city, the study reveals that the two dimensions of acculturation, adjustment to one’s host culture and retention of one’s original culture, are differentially related to the three types of workplace relationships. Both theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed in the study.
Guowei Jian, Does Culture Matter? An Examination of the Association: An Examination of the Association of Immigrants’ Acculturation with Workplace Relationship Quality. Management Communication Quality (Volume 26, Issue 2) pp. 295-321. Copyright © 2012 by the Author. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications, Inc.
Jian, G. (2012). Does culture matter? An examination of the association of immigrants’ acculturation with workplace relationship quality. Management Communication Quarterly, 26(2), 295-321. doi:10.1177/0893318912440178