Conflict Management Styles of Faculty

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Rainalda Rambuyon, Christian Domondon


The study determined the most dominant conflict management style of the faculty members of Laboratory Schools, College of Teacher Education, University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City in dealing with conflicts with their supervisor, peers, and students. This study used the descriptive design of research. The researchers adopted the 28-item Rahim Organizational Conflict Inventory-II (ROCI-II) which consisted of three forms A, B, C which were for supervisors, peers, and students respectively. The results showed that the most dominant conflict management style of faculty in dealing with conflicts with supervisor, peers and students was collaborating. They tried to investigate an issue in order to find an acceptable solution. Moreover, they tried to integrate ideas to come up with a joint decision, working together for proper understanding and to find a solution to a problem that satisfies over expectations exchange accurate information, and bring all concerns out in the open in order for the issues to be resolved in the best possible way. Only few of the respondents preferred accommodating and competing styles in dealing with conflicts towards their supervisor, peers and students; while avoiding was applied in dealing conflicts toward peers. Moreover, respondents never compromised in dealing conflicts with supervisors, peers, and students.

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