Job relocation: Stress and the role of the family
This article focuses on the issue of family stress and job relocation, by considering several concerned research. The overall aim of these research is to examine the impact of job relocation among managers and their families. The Great Britain-based Institute of Manpower Studies (IMS) recently reported that around 250,000 people move house every year at their employers request. Researcher Whilst Shortland has estimated that the financial cost to the employer can be up to £10000 per move, the psychological cost to employees has not yet been systematically charted. The IMS survey estimated that over 60 per cent of managers refuse a move at some time in their careers because of the potential disruption it may cause, not only to themselves but also to their families. In a study of post-transfer satisfaction, researcher C. Pinder found the two non-work factors of preference for new urban location and adjustment of spouse to be most important. Low correlations were reported between the dependent variable of overall satisfaction and transfer experience, introversion/extraversion, and work-related attitude scales.