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2012

University of the Incarnate Word

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Conflict Management Styles In An Hbcu Hsi Community College Setting, Natasha P. Schmittou Dec 2012

Conflict Management Styles In An Hbcu Hsi Community College Setting, Natasha P. Schmittou

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The purpose of this quantitative study is to investigate the conflict management styles in an HBCU and HSI community college and how gender, power position, age, educational level, and ethnicity influence conflict management. A convenience sample of 80 administrators and 220 subordinates completed an electronic demographic survey and the Rahim Organizational Conflict Inventory-II measuring conflict management styles— integrating, obliging, dominating, avoiding, and compromising. Nahavandi’s (2003) transformational approach to leadership which is sister to the Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory approach emphasizes the importance of developing and maintaining relationships between leaders and followers. Main findings showed differences in conflict management styles ...