Conflict behaviors and their relationship to popularity

Tezer, Esin
This study examined conflict behaviors (self, other) among 127 Turkish college students. Differences in five conflict behaviors (forcing, avoiding, accommodating, compromising, and collaborating) were then explored in relation to popularity and unpopularity. Results indicated that the students engaged in more avoiding and compromising behaviors, while perceiving more forcing behavior in others. Further, the unpopular group was found to engage in more compromising behavior, and perceived more forcing behavior in others, as compared with the popular group. Constructive and destructive conflict strategies, and their implications for popularity, are discussed.


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E. Tezer, “Conflict behaviors and their relationship to popularity,” ADOLESCENCE, pp. 697–706, 2001, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: