The cross-cultural transferability of a peer-based employee assistance program (EAP): A case study

Maya Golan, Peter Bamberger

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Abstract

Member Assistance Programs (MAPs) are peer-based Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) that originated in the United States and have been transferred to other countries. The current case study aims at exploring the cross-cultural transferability of MAPs by comparing the first MAP established in Israel with the prototypical American program. The observed differences are explained on the basis of cross-cultural organizational theory. In addition, empirically-testable hypotheses regarding the cross-cultural variations of MAPs are developed. The implications for EAP and MAP research and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-418
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Workplace Behavioral Health
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cross cultural transferability
  • Employee assistance
  • Member assistance
  • Peer assistance

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