Date of Award
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Master of Science (MS)
Sandra L. Caron
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
This study examines the conflict management styles between women who work outside the home and homemakers. Five different conflict management styles, specifically, competition, collaboration, compromising, avoiding and accommodation were measured using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument. Thirty-five homemakers and 32 women working outside the home responded to the questionnaire. Results in this study showed that the use of a specific conflict style is not dependent on the work situation of the women. There are many factors that influence the way we manage conflict and our work situation is only one of those, but does not appear to determine the way we manage conflict. Further research is needed to understand if the parameters on conflict management skills vary through the years in the specific population.
Tijerina, Sandra Caceres, "Conflict Management Skills in Women who Work Outside Home and Homemakers" (2005). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1202.