European Labor Mobility Support-LAMOS EU QUESTIONNAIRE FOR EMPLOYEES ALREADY WORKING ABROAD
Introduction
The questionnaire is part of a research organized in the framework of the LAMOS EU - 2016-1-CY01-KA202-017350 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
(Please tick the box corresponding to your answer or write your answer where indicated):
Country of origin
Country in which you work
Gender:
Education level:
Your company residence:
Business sector:
Size of a company:
How long have you been working abroad:
RESEARCH QUESTIONS
What are the reasons that you decided to work abroad? (select all the relevant options)
Have you found work before or after your establishment in the foreign country?
Which are the main challenges that you have faced 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
Please evaluate how important the following skills were to you in your effort to find an employment abroad and adapt to your new work environment
(1= not 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
Other (please explain)
Your answer
Have you received any support in order to facilitate your adaptation to the new work environment?
If yes: What support have you received (training, consulting etc.). In which format? Was it useful?
Your answer
What kind of support would have helped you to adapt better to the new environment in the foreign country?
Your answer
Did you have any previous experience of staying abroad (Erasmus etc.)?
Your answer
Are you planning to stay permanently abroad or return home “when things become better”?
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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