Balancing of self-interests versus other-interests and five styles of conflict resolution

Bożena Kłusek-Wojciszke , Jacek Grodzicki


The classical analysis of conflict management assumes that there are 5 main styles of conflict resolution which originate from various combinations of attainment of the self-interest and other-interest. Cooperation is underlain by joint maximization of both interests, Competition means maximization of self-interest at the expense of other-interest, Accommodation means maximization of other-interest at the expense of self-interest, Avoidance means neglect of both interests, while Compromise means a partial realization of the two interests. Although the five styles of conflict resolution are well-supported by empirical research, there is no research directly showing the assumed role of the two interests in the five styles of conflict resolution. The present paper presents an empirical study of 83 employees showing that the two interests (as measured by The Self- and Other Interest Inventory devised by Gerbasi & Prentice) [1] are systematically and predictably related to the five styles of conflict resolution (as measured by the Questionnaire of Five Styles of Conflict Resolution devised by Kłusek) [2].
Author Bożena Kłusek-Wojciszke (FE / IMTST)
Bożena Kłusek-Wojciszke,,
- Institute of Maritime Transport and Seaborne Trade
, Jacek Grodzicki (FE / IMTST)
Jacek Grodzicki,,
- Institute of Maritime Transport and Seaborne Trade
Journal seriesSHS Web of Conferences , ISSN 2416-5182, e-ISSN 2261-2424, (0 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
ConferenceX Konferencja Naukowa InfoGlob 2018, 18-09-2018 - 20-09-2018, Gdańsk ; Nynäshamn, Polska
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)15
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