Country image, country attachment, country loyalty, and life satisfaction of foreign residents in Vietnam

Foreign residents of a country are the foreigners who came from another country and are temporarily residing in the country for any purposes rather than just travel and/or tourism. Foreign residents have some characteristics of both local residents and international tourists. Regarding this population, previous studies have addressed many topics, including migration/immigration/emigration, citizen/citizenship, nationality, community, membership, assimilation, identity, status, and overseas study and expatriation. This study, however, investigates foreign residents’ perception, attachment, life satisfaction, and loyalty. Using the data gathered from the foreign resident population in Vietnam, this study found that four constructs have significant correlations. The outcomes also acknowledged the important roles of the affective components of psychological constructs, and provided implications for the social management of and tourism marketing toward the foreign resident population in Vietnam.