New Publication

Mentoring in International Assignments –
A Personality Traits Perspective

Tassilo Schuster, Judith Ambrosius and Benjamin Bader


The article “Mentoring in International Assignments – A Personality Traits Perspective” will be published in the journal Employee Relations.

The study by Tassilo Schuster, Judith Ambrosius and Benjamin Bader analyzes the impact of personality and mentorship on expatriates’ psychological well-being. The authors argue that certain personality traits (Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability, and Openness to Experience) have positive effects on expatriates’ psychological well-being and that these personality traits enable them to derive a greater benefit from mentorship. By doing so, this study identifies for which personality traits which type of mentoring (home or host country mentor) is most beneficial. Due to the derivation of important implications for the selection process of expatriates as well as for the implementation of mentoring in MNCs, this study is of value for researchers and practitioners in the areas of human resource management and organizational studies.

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