Life in a Residence Hall: The Relationships Between Personality, Conflict Resolution Style, and Satisfaction

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Hillary Griffin (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Kelly Clark

Abstract: In an effort to study the conflict within residence halls, 103 college students (61 females and 42 males) were given the NEO-FFI and a conflict resolution style questionnaire created by the researcher. While past research has primarily focused on conflict within organizations, the current study examined personality, conflict resolution style, and satisfaction with residence hall scenarios. Consistent with past research done within an organizational setting (Mobery, 2001 & Antonioni, 1998), it was found that conflict resolution styles correlate with personality. Satisfaction with the resolution was found to correlate with extraversion, conscientiousness, collaboration, and avoiding. Differences on conflict resolution choice were also found between people living a residence hall and those not, and people living with a roommate and those who were not.

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Language: English
Date: 2003
Conflict Resolution, College Students, Personality, Collaboration

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