ERIC Number: ED126573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May-15
Reference Count: 0
An Exploration of Conflict and Conflict Management.
Trusty, Francis M.
The study reported on was conducted to study aspects of conflict and conflict management that might have implications for the fields of education and educational administration. The five phases of the study include a review of the literature, a series of interviews, a synthesis of ideas, the dissemination of findings, and a concluding research effort focused on the various types of conflict being studied. The study is not yet complete. It was assumed that conflict is pervasive in all facets of life, that it is a natural rather than a pathological phenomenon, and that the properties of conflict, the situational variables related to the production of conflict, and the characteristics of effective and ineffective conflict management strategies could be identified and isolated for purposes of analysis and diagnostic study. The types of conflict studied were intrapersonal, interpersonal, intragroup, intergroup, intraorganizational, and interorganizational. The variables related to conflict include its origins, causes, symptoms, and outcomes as well as strategies to manage conflict and the goals of parties engaged in conflict. The persons interviewed were representative of the major fields of inquiry, including political science, sociology, economics, psychology, education, business, labor arbitration, and law. Tentative results are presented. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.; Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.
Authoring Institution: N/A