ERIC Number: ED219683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
An Empirical Examination of Confrontation Efficacy II.
Social psychologists have studied interpersonal conflict by examining styles of conflict resolution such as negotiation/bargaining. Counseling psychologists have attempted to address these concerns through assertiveness and aspects of parenting training. In a previous study, a three-component confrontation model--specified behavior, emotional reaction, consequence of behavior--was examined for use with female confrontees. In a replication of that analogue study of angry confrontation between friends, subjects were 56 male college students who completed the Expressed Attitude Toward Confrontation Questionnaire (EATCQ). Results indicated that the complete model (all three components present) had as great or significantly greater impact both statistically and practically than any other combination of components or the "no component present" condition on every one of the nine outcome measures employed. Findings were consistent over both male and female confronters. The results suggest that direct, concise criticism, while potentially threatening, may provide a basis for negotiating changes with male friends whether done by males or females. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982). For related document, see CG 016 106.