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ERIC Number: EJ1057577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
University Students' Perceptions of Conflict Resolution
Scorzelli, James F.
Journal of International Students, v2 n1 p87-92 Spr 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare the perceptions of American and international students on conflict resolution, and to determine if the students were willing to participate in conflict resolution. A survey was given to 226 students at an eastern university that asked them to identify a major international conflict and whether they felt that the conflict could be resolved. Among this group, 122 (54%) were international students and 104 (46%) were Americans. The results indicated that most of the students felt that the conflict could be resolved. However, the foreign students were more optimistic than the American students about resolving these conflicts. The conflicts identified were consistent with the current status of the world, and reflected the knowledge of the respondents about world affairs. A follow-up survey was conducted to determine if the students were willing to participate in conflict resolution. Of the 211 who responded, both groups indicated that they were willing to participate in conflict resolution.
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Conflict Resolution, Surveys, Foreign Students, Comparative Analysis, World Affairs, North Americans, Private Colleges, Prosocial Behavior, Persuasive Discourse, Terrorism, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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