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Table 4 Expatriate homesickness coping approaches (negative practices)

From: Global South expatriates, homesickness and adjustment approaches

Actions Expectation
Approach 4: particularities of medicalisation
Consumption of drugs
Consumption of alcohol
Temporal removal of homesickness
Fewer social networks and societal assistance
Substance misuse/addiction
Reduced personal control
Approach 5: particularities of job mobility
Decisive step to leave
Consideration given to poaching approaches by other companies
Steady search for a new role in a rival company
Second job/private consulting
Punish current employer
Integrate a more friendly organisation community
Be involved in new challenges
Access greater mental health support
Keep mind occupied