The lived experiences of repatriation to Singapore

  • Aileena Wong Ai Lin

    Student thesis: Professional Doctorate


    This research examines the repatriation experiences and personal adjustment strategies of expatriates returning to Singapore. Through the lens of qualitative approach, the study highlighted important insights that cannot be uncovered by quantitative approach. 20 people who worked overseas for at least a year and were repatriated back to Singapore not more than 5 years ago were interviewed. Using a thematic analysis of narratives, the study found that successful repatriation is not only about staying in employment. Considerations for success encompass the overall gains or losses in terms of income, personal value, disruption to lifestyles and accessibility to organisational and personal support.
    Date of Award2020
    Original languageEnglish
    SupervisorDavid Carter (Supervisor) & Margaret Patrickson (Supervisor)

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