You are on page 1of 5

Survey Cover Letter

Dear Participants,
My name is. I am a student in Asia pacific university of technology and innovation. I am doing a
research for my final year project for the fulfillment of a degree of international business
management. You are kindly invited to participate in this research entitled The Cross-Cultural
Adjustment of Self-Initiated Expatriates and Their Job Performance in Malaysia: Evidence From
Malaysian Higher Education Institutions. The purpose of this research is to have an
understanding of how personality, family adjustment and cultural novelty influence the crosscultural adjustment and of Self-Initiated Expatriates working in higher educational institutions
and how their cross-cultural adjustment further affects their job performance.
Your corporation to fill out the questions in an utmost honesty, truthfully and faithfully will be
highly appreciated. The questionnaires will only take around 5-10 minutes of your time to be
completed. Please be informed that there are no consequences or known risk in participating in
this survey. Your participation is voluntary and this research is only conducted for academic
purpose and that your response will be strictly confidential. If you have problems or concerns
regarding this research, please fell free to contact the researcher through the number or send an
email as provided below.
Thank you for your corporation.
Sincerely,
Your name,email,and tpumber
Section A
The questions in this section are presented with the aim of capturing the demographic profile of
the participants.
1. What is your gender?

Male

Female

2. What is your age group?


Under 25

o 25-34

o 35-44

Above 44

3. What is your nationality?


________________________

4. What is your marital status?


o Single

o Married

5. How many children do you have in Malaysia?


o

3 or more

6. How many years have you stayed in Malaysia?


o

__________________________

Section B
This section composes of questions designed to capture the factors influencing the cross-cultural
adjustment of SIEs. Specifically the questions address the family adjustment, cultural novelty and
the personality of the SIEs.
CULTURAL NOVELTY

No
.
1
2
3
4
5
6

7
8

Descriptions
The everyday tradition that must be followed in
Malaysia when compared to my home country is
different.
The general living condition in Malaysia when
compared to my home country is different.
The health care facilities in Malaysia when
compared to my home country are different.
The transportation system used in Malaysia
compared to my home country is different.
The general living cost in Malaysia compared to
my home country is different.
The available quality and types of foods in
Malaysia compared to my home country is
different.
The climate in Malaysia compared to my home
country is different.
The general housing condition in Malaysia
compared to my home country is different.

Strongly Disagre
Disagree e

Neutra
l

Agree

Strongl
y Agree

FAMILY ADJUSTMENT

No
Descriptions
.
General Adjustment
1
My family is adjusted to the general living
condition in Malaysia.
2
My family is adjusted to the housing condition in
Malaysia.
3
My family is adjusted to the food in Malaysia.
4
My family is adjusted to the shopping condition
in Malaysia.
5
My family is adjusted to the cost of living in
Malaysia.
6
My family is adjusted to the entertainment and
recreational facilities and opportunities in
Malaysia.
7
My family is adjusted to the healthcare facilities
in Malaysia.

Strongly Disagre
Disagree e

Neutra
l

Agree

Strongl
y Agree

Strongly Disagre
Disagree e

Neutra
l

Agree

Strongl
y Agree

Interaction Adjustment
8
My family is adjusted in respect to socializing
1
with the local people in Malaysia.
9
My family is adjusted in respect to interacting
with the local people on a day-to-day basis in 1
Malaysia.

PERSONALITY

No
.
1
2
3
4
5

Descriptions
I enjoy human interactions and being
enthusiastic, talkative, assertive and gregarious.
I have the tendancy to be pleasant and
accomodating in social situations and i have an
optimistic view of human nature.
I have the tendency to show self-discipline, act
dutifully and aim for achievement.
I am emotionally stable, less reactive to stress
and tend to be calm.
I am willing to accept new and unconventional
ways of thinking and behaving.

Section C
This section composes of questions designed to identify the level of the SIEs general, interaction
and work adjustment.
GENERAL ADJUSTMENT

No
.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Descriptions
I am adjusted to the general living condition in
Malaysia.
I am adjusted to the housing condition in
Malaysia.
I am adjusted to the food in Malaysia.
I am adjusted to the shopping condition in
Malaysia.
I am adjusted to the cost of living in Malaysia.
I am adjusted to the entertainment and
recreational facilities and opportunities in
Malaysia.
I am adjusted to the healthcare facilities in
Malaysia.

Strongly Disagre
Disagree e

Neutra
l

Agree

Strongl
y Agree

Strongly Disagre
Disagree e

Neutra
l

Agree

Strongl
y Agree

Neutra
l

Agree

Strongl
y Agree

INTERACTION ADJUSTMENT

No
.
1
2
3
4

Descriptions
I am adjusted in respect to socializing with the
local people in Malaysia.
I am adjusted in respect to interacting with the
local people on a day-to-day basis in Malaysia.
I am adjusted in respect to interacting with the
local people outside work in Malaysia.
I am adjusted in respect to speaking with the
local people in Malaysia.

WORK ADJUSTMENT

No
.
1
2
3

Descriptions

Strongly Disagre
Disagree e

I am adjusted to the specific job responsibilities


1
in Malaysia.
I am adjusted to the performance standards and
1
expectations in Malaysia.
I am adjusted to the supervisory responsibilities
1
in Malaysia.

Section D
This section composes questions designed to identify the level of job performance of the SIEs.

No
.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21

Descriptions
I adequately complete assigned duties.
I fulfill responsibilities specified in job
description.
I perform task that is expected of me.
I meet formal performance requirements of the
job.
I engage in activities that will directly affect my
performance evaluation.
I neglect aspects of the job that are obligated to
perform.
I fail to perform essential duties.
I help others who have been absent.
I help others who have heavy workloads.
I assist supervisor with his/her work (when not
asked).
I take time to listen to co-workers problems and
worries.
I go out of way to help new employees.
I take a personal interest in other employees.
I pass along information to co-workers.
I have an attendance at work that is above the
norms.
I give advance notice when I am unable to come
to work.
I take undeserved work breaks.
I spend great deal of time with personal phone
conversation.
I complain about insignificant things at work.
I conserve and protect organizational property.
I obey to informal rules set to maintain order.

Strongly Disagre
Disagree e
1
2

Neutra
l
3

Strongl
y Agree
5

1
1
1

2
2
2

3
3
3

4
4
4

5
5
5

1
1
1

2
2
2

3
3
3

4
4
4

5
5
5

1
1
1

2
2
2

3
3
3

4
4
4

5
5
5

Agree