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ERIC Number: ED538329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug-18
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1993-8233
An Investigation of Conflict Management in Public and Private Sector Universities
Din, Siraj ud; Khan, Bakhtiar; Rehman, Rashid; Bibi, Zainab
Online Submission, African Journal of Business Management v5 n16 p6981-6990 Aug 18 2011
The purpose of this paper is to gain an insight into the conflict management in public and private sector universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. To achieve the earlier mentioned purpose, survey method was used with the help of questionnaire. In this research, impact of university type (public and private sector) was examined on the conflict management strategies of the teachers in higher education. Moreover, a systematic approach was adopted to discover existence of conflict, its intensity, types and sources in these two types of universities. Results indicate that conflict was intense in the public sector universities; interpersonal conflict was more prevalent in public sector while task conflict was high in the private sector universities. Findings indicated that faculty in both types of universities used integrating, compromising and avoiding styles simultaneously in case of conflict. There was no significant difference in the conflict management strategies of both types of universities. Finally, it was revealed that there was no formal system in both types of universities to manage conflict. (Contains 11 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan