Repatriate Children’s Readjustment to the Home Country and the Impact on Repatriates

  •  Mahazir Ismail    
  •  Anees Janee Ali    
  •  Mohd Rizaimy Shaharudin    


The aim of the study is to examine the effect of the readjustment of repatriate children on their home country. There are many antecedents that are related to repatriate children’s readjustment. However, individual-related factors specific to the repatriate children are the main focus of the present study. For repatriate children, we found that satisfaction with new friends and acquaintances is significantly related to their psychological well-being and general readjustment to the home country. Furthermore, dismissive-avoidant attachment style among repatriate children is negatively and significantly related to repatriates’ well-being. The present study indicates that repatriate children’s readjustment to the home country is imperative for repatriates’ own readjustment process. The repatriates’ psychological well-being was found to have been significantly related to their spouses’ well-being and children’s general readjustment. In addition, the present study findings highlight that it is compulsory for repatriates to take into consideration the performance of the readjustment practices among their family members when they return to their own country. Such consideration is important in view of the impact of the readjustment process of their family to their career achievement in their home country. 

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