European Labor Mobility Support-LAMOS EU QUESTIONNAIRE FOR EMPLOYEES INTERESTED TO WORK ABROAD
Introduction
The questionnaire is part of a research organized in the framework of the LAMOS-EU project (http://www.lamos-project.eu/en/). The project aims to provide support (both to individuals and enterprises) in order to facilitate the adaptation of mobile workers in a foreign work environment. The research aims to identify the most crucial aspects related with the adaptation process and the areas where support is needed the most.

Socio-demographic characteristics
Socio-demographic characteristics (Please tick the box corresponding to your answer or write your answer where indicated):
Country of origin
Gender:
Business sector in which you would like to work:
Country in which you want to work:
Education level:
Have you worked abroad before:
(If yes) How much time have you worked abroad:
RESEARCH QUESTIONS
What are the reasons that you decided you wish to work abroad?
Have you already found a job?
Do you know the language of the country in which you would like to go? If yes, in which level?
Your answer
Do you know the basic elements of the culture of the country in which you would like to go?
Your answer
Do you plan to stay for a short period or permanently?
Which are the main challenges that you think you will face in order to adapt in the new work environment? Please list all the stated factors from the most important to the least important (by putting a number 0-10 next to all options below, 0 being the most important factor and 10 the least important factor) and explain your choice
0 - most important factor & 10 - least important factor
Finding information about your work
Finding information about support structures/ social security systems etc in the foreign country
Finding proper house/ accommodation
Development of interpersonal relations and friendships in the foreign environment
Language
Working Culture
Culture of the foreign country
Distance from family/ relatives/ friends/ partner
Weather conditions
Racism/ Xenophobia
Other
Other (please explain)
Your answer
Explanation
Your answer
Which of the following skills/ personality characteristics you consider most important in order to facilitate your adaptation to a new work environment abroad. Please evaluate all factors on the 6-point scale, where 1 = not at all important, 6 = very important
1 = not at all important, 6 = very important
Adaptability (capacity to be able to adjust to new conditions)
Cultural awareness of the country you have migrated to (knowledge of the culture/ customs/ traditions of the country to which you have migrated)
Language Skills (knowledge of the language of the country you have migrated)
Intercultural skills (ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with people from other cultures)
Communication skills (ability to convey information to another effectively and efficiently)
Internet Research skills (ability to use internet effectively in order to acquire all the necessary information regarding different aspects of living abroad)
Use of social media (ability to use effectively the social media in order to link with groups/ people that can facilitate the adaptation in a foreign country)
Openness (enjoy to try new things, ability to be creative and open to new ideas, cultures, people etc)
Conscientiousness (the personality trait of being careful, or vigilant)
Agreeableness (individual behavioral characteristics that are perceived as kind, sympathetic, cooperative, warm and considerate.
Extraversion (a tendency to seek out the company and stimulation of other people)
Emotional Stability (ability to remain stable and balanced)
Resilience (ability to successfully adapt to life tasks in the face of social disadvantage or stressful/ highly adverse conditions)
Optimism (the ability to think the best possible thing will happen, and hopes for it even if it's not likely)
Self-efficacy (belief in one's ability to succeed in specific situations or accomplish a task)
Other (please explain)
Your answer
Have you received any support in order to prepare you for the labor mobility?
If yes: What support have you received (training, consulting etc.). In which format? Was it useful?
Your answer
What kind of support would you need in order to adapt better to your new work environment?
Your answer
Did you have any previous experience of staying abroad (Erasmus etc.)?
Your answer
Do you know the procedures necessary for the recognition of your skills and competencies in the country you would like to go?
Your answer
Thank you for your time!
Please complete your name and e-mail if you are interested to get updates from the project and participate in the pilot testing later during the project implementation
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