ERIC Number: ED243166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Conflict Management Styles in Black and White Subjective Culture.
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
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (San Francisco, CA, May 24-28, 1984).