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ERIC Number: ED243166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Conflict Management Styles in Black and White Subjective Culture.
Ting-Toomey, Stella
To determine communication conflict style differences in black and white subjective cultures, 123 black and 180 white university students were administered the Organizational Communication Conflict Instrument (OCCI), a scale measuring the three conflict management styles: control (confrontation); nonconfrontation; and solution-orientation. Results indicated that blacks and whites differed in the way they managed relational conflicts; that males, regardless of ethnicity, engaged in significantly more indirect, nonconfrontational conflict strategies than did females; and that black females tended to use slightly more confrontation style strategies while white females engaged in more solution orientation strategies in dealing with relationship conflicts. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (San Francisco, CA, May 24-28, 1984).