;The purpose of the study was to examine the individual factors of expatriation willingness. Because the advancement of technology, the trend of fewer children and aging society, the environment is changing rapidly. Therefore, expatriate issue is more important. However, work in oversea is difficult, and few employees want to take part, therefore, their willingness is important. Previous scholars have found the correlations between individual factors and expatriation willingness. I conducted a meta-analysis and a literature review to examine the different findings of multiple studies on the topic.
The results of the meta-analysis show: (1) Gender and job satisfaction were positively related to expatriation willingness. (2) Education, international experience, language ability, career plans, cultural intelligence, self-eﬃcacy, Big Five (extraversion, emotional stability, agreeableness, conscientiousness, openness) and career anchor (autonomy, managerial, creativity, technical, security) were positively related to expatriation willingness. (3) Age, marital, organizational tenure and management level were negatively related to expatriation willingness.