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Styles of behaviour in interpersonal conflict concept and research tool (Conflict behaviour questionnaire).

1University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty in Katowice

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Krystyna Balawajder, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty in Katowice, Kossutha 9, 40-844 Katowice, Poland. e-mail: krystyna.balawajder@swps.edu.pl

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Citation Information: Polish Psychological Bulletin. Volume 43, Issue 4, Pages 233–243, ISSN (Print) 0079-2993, DOI: 10.2478/v10059-012-0026-1, December 2012

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2012-12-14

Abstract

The article presents the main types of conflict behaviour with the author’s proposal of their classification. The suggested classification is based on the way in which an individual deals with a partner’s adverse influence on his/her self-interest and welfare in a conflict situation. Four possible ways of coping i.e. attack, amicable settlement, defence, and yielding have been distinguished. On the basis of this behaviour classification, the Conflict Behaviour Questionnaire was compiled and its reliability and validity was assessed.

Keywords : Interpersonal conflict; conflict behaviour; attack; amicable settlement; defence; yielding

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