Gender and grade differences in children's alternative solutions to interpersonal conflict situations


OZGULUK S. B. , Erdur-Baker O.

World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance (WCPCG 2010), Antalya, Turkey, 22 - 25 April 2010, vol.5, pp.511-514 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 5
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.134
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.511-514

Abstract

In this study, gender and grade differences in children's alternative assertive, submissive, and aggressive solutions to interpersonal conflict situations were tested. The sample comprised 599 participants, between the ages of 9-15. Children's Action Tendency Scale was administered to the participants. Results of two-way MANOVA indicated that females were more likely to produce assertive and submissive solutions while males tended to produce aggressive solutions. Moreover, there was a significant difference between 4(th) grade and 7(th) grade children in terms of their alternative solutions to conflict situations. The findings of the current study were discussed in line with the literature. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.