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Table 2 Coding scheme

From: Global South expatriates, homesickness and adjustment approaches

Variables First level codes Sub-codes
Symptoms of homesickness Organisational support Pre-departure training
In-assignment training
In assignment counselling
Financial support for home visit
Family support Phone call from home
Social media contacts
Spouse reassurance
Children’s happiness
Community effect Community embracing expatriate
Existing colleagues making welcome
Language barriers
Cultural differences
Personality effect Usually anxious
Insecurity
Introversion/extroversion
Coping strategies Organisation Creativity
Self-involvement in novel work duties
Late working
Family Time with family
Regular home visit
Visit from family and friends
Individual ▪ Outgoing/extroversion
▪ Active communication
▪ Environmental discovery
▪ Reliance on medicine and substances
▪ Introversion