The study uses social support as a dependent variable to explore the relationship among social support, overseas adjustment and work performance of the foreignlabours of high technology firms at export and processing zone in Taiwan. A questionnaire survey was used and, out of a total of 518 sent questionnaires, 213 valid ones were collected for data analysis. Findings are: 1) The higher the level of social support, the better the adjustment to living overseas; 2) The higher the level of social support, the better the work performance of the individual; 3) Better overseas adjustment leads to enhanced work performance of the foreign labours; 4) The relationship of overseas adjustments to social support and work performance has a partially mediating effect.
Keywords: Social support, overseas adjustments, work performance, foreignlabours, Taiwan.
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