ERIC Number: ED334624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Sex Differences in Conflict Management Strategy Selection: A Meta-Analytic Review.
Gayle, Barbara Mae; And Others
A meta-analysis examined sex-related differences in conflict styles to resolve some of the competing claims about the existence, antecedents, and nature of these differences. To explore the effect of biological sex on the selection of conflict management strategies (CMS), existing studies relevant to sex differences in the selection of CMS were aggregated, and meta-analytic and narrative reviews of the experimental literature were conducted. Results indicated that although men were somewhat more competitive and women were somewhat more compromising, the average effect sizes were small. Findings indicated that the sex of the disputants plays a small, but definite role in the selection of competitive and compromising conflict management strategies. No differences were observed in the selection of avoiding, accommodating, and collaborating strategies. (Four tables of data are included; 63 references are attached.) (Author/PRA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Conflict Management
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (41st, Chicago, IL, May 23-27, 1991). Best copy available.