The international Assignments of Peacekeepers: What drives them to seek future expatriation?

I.H. van Emmerik*, M. Euwena

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From a social learning perspective, factors predicting seeking future international assignments and that are more or less under control of the human resource management department through training were examined. We tested our hypotheses on data from 745 Dutch peacekeepers. It appears that preparation, adventurism, and cultural empathy are important factors in willingness to expatriate again. Peacekeepers scoring high on self-efficacy are more willing to accept future international assignments than peacekeepers scoring low on self-efficacy. Further, the relationship between adventurism and seeking future international assignments is stronger for peacekeepers scoring high on self-efficacy than for peacekeepers scoring low on self-efficacy. (C) 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-151
JournalHuman Resource Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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