The role of culture and personality in choice of conflict management strategy

This study explored the relationships among culture, power, personality, and styles of conflict resolution

Ritu Kaushal; Catherine T. Kwantes

2006

Scholarcy highlights

  • Globalization has led to an increased emphasis on cultural diversity and its influences on personal, social, and organizational practices
  • Research investigating the influence of culture on conflict management and resolution behaviors has demonstrated that individualism and collectivism do influence a person's style of conflict resolution behavior. These findings have not been linked to the related constructs of vertical and horizontal individualism and collectivism [as defined by Triandis, H.C. Culture and social behavior
  • A strong parallel exists between the vertical and horizontal dimensions of individualism and collectivism and power distance. The salience of this power variable may differ from one culture to the and influences the nature of the conflict process itself, and the conflict resolution strategies adopted
  • Studies exploring the influence of various dispositional measures such as self-monitoring and emotional intelligence have linked them to both cultural variables and styles of conflict resolution
  • This study explored the relationships among culture, power, personality, and styles of conflict resolution
  • An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Fourth Biennial Conference of the International Academy for Intercultural Research, Kent, OH, USA

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