Conflict Management Styles in Relation to Personality and Religiosity

Author: Kashmala Saher

Supervisor: Dr. Iram Fatima

Degree: M.phil

Year: 2010-2012

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research was conducted to explore the role of personality and religiosity in conflict management styles. The sample for the current research consisted of 180 professionals including doctors (n = 60), university teachers (n = 60) and engineers (n = 60), (128 males & 52 females) between the ages of 22 and 52. The data was collected through standardized questionnaires along with demographic sheet. Organizational Conflict Management Inventory (OCMI; Annis-ul-haque, 2003) was used to measure conflict management styles. Neo Five Factor Inventory by (Costa & McCrae, 1992) was used to assess personality. Along with these standardized questionnaires, four questions related to Salat, Quran, Zakat and Siyam were asked in order to evaluate religiosity. A set of hierarchical regression analyses revealed that neuroticism was negatively related to integrating, obliging and dominating style of conflict management. Extraversion was found to be positively related to integrating and obliging style of conflict management. Agreeableness was positively related to integrating style and negatively related to the dominating style of conflict management. Conscientiousness and religiosity were found to be positively related to the all styles of conflict management except the dominating style with which both were found to have a negative relationship.

Keywords: : Management Styles, Personality, Religiosity.

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