ERIC Number: EJ691235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-1
Conflict Avoidance in a University Context
Barsky, Allan E.; Wood, Lorinda
Higher Education Research and Development, v24 n3 p249-264 Aug 2005
This ethnographic study explores patterns of conflict avoidance among university students, professors, administrators and staff. Analysis of their narratives of conflict avoidance suggests that avoidance can be beneficial in some circumstances, depending upon personality issues, cost?benefit analysis, power imbalance, type of work, length of relationship and autonomy.
Descriptors: Conflict, Interpersonal Relationship, College Students, College Faculty, Administrators, Higher Education, Personal Narratives, Psychological Patterns, Personality Traits
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