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Conflict resolution training within a school setting


Davidson, JA and Versluys, M, Conflict resolution training within a school setting, The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 17, (2) pp. 117-134. ISSN 0816-5122 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0816512200028194


This study evaluated a training program in conflict resolution based on the Conflict Resolution Model (Littlefield, Love, Peck, & Wertheim, 1993). Forty-eight participants were recruited from a secondary school in Hobart and allocated to a trained or untrained condition. Trained participants received twelve hours of conflict resolution training over a 3-week period. During the assessment phase, participants were tested in one of three dyad types (trained-trained, trained-untrained, or untrained-untrained) and interacted to make a joint recommendation on an issue about which they held opposing views. The interactions were audiotaped and rated by two raters on four process measures and an outcome measure. Skills of porticipants were also assessed with a questionnaire. Significant increases were found for the trained participants on all measures. These results support the use of the Conflict Resolution Model for training programs. © 2000, Australian Psychological Society. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Social and personality psychology
Research Field:Social psychology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Davidson, JA (Dr John Davidson)
UTAS Author:Versluys, M (Miss Michelle Versluys)
ID Code:21303
Year Published:2000
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2002-02-18

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