A study of University Tilburg is answering this question with the following outcomes:
“The family, and spouse of an expatriate in particular, not being able to adjust in the host country, may cause the expatriate to quit his assignment and leave the host country. Also when there is not enough support from the spouse of the expatriate, expatriate turnover is more likely to occur.
As mentioned before, organizations often fail in providing families of expatriates with the support needed. With increasing numbers of expatriates going abroad with their families, 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 (Kim et al., 2018; Cole, 2012; Cole 2011).”
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