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The Effects of Conflict Type and Disputants’ Hierarchy on Lay Third Parties’ Emotion and Side-Taking Preference

Vos, Frederik G.S. (2011) The Effects of Conflict Type and Disputants’ Hierarchy on Lay Third Parties’ Emotion and Side-Taking Preference.

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Abstract:Side-taking is the most frequent reaction taken by lay third parties to handle a conflict. However, it has not been extensively studied in research yet. This research tried to investigate how task and relational conflict and hierarchy (equal or unequal) of the disputants have an influence on lay third parties’ felt emotion towards a conflict and side-taking preferences. The study employed a 2x2 factorial between-subjects design (with conflict types and disputants’ hierarchy as factors). Ninety-two Germans, mainly students, read one of four Vignettes and filled in an online questionnaire. The results showed that negative emotions were positively affected by relational conflicts and positive emotions were negatively affected by relational conflicts. Disputants’ unequal hierarchy had also an effect on negative emotions. Besides, the interaction effects of conflict types and hierarchy were found to have an effect on both, emotional arousal and legitimacy based side-taking. Implications of these findings are further elaborated in the discussion section.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59983
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