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Abstract

Relationship between the attitude toward change and conflict management styles of Tabriz petrochemical managers

The main purpose of this research is to determine the relationship between the attitude toward change and conflict management styles of Tabriz petrochemical managers. The methods of research are descriptive-correlative and the data was collected using field collection. The statistical population included the whole Tabriz petrochemical managers (N=79). The statistical sample of this research equaled the statistical population which ultimately 75 managers answered the questionnaires completely. Dunham’s questionnaire (1989) was used for evaluating the attitude toward change and Putnam’s styles of conflict management questionnaire (1991) was used for evaluating the conflict management styles. After determination of reliability and stability of the above mentioned questionnaires, they were distributed in the sample and collected. Pearson’s correlation coefficient was used for data analysis. The results of test hypotheses showed that: there is a significant direct relationship between the attitude toward change and competing conflict management styles in Tabriz petrochemical managers (p< 0.05). There is a significant inverse relationship between attitude toward change and the avoiding conflict management styles in Tabriz petrochemical managers (p< 0.05). There is no significant relationship between the attitude toward change and the accommodating conflict managementin Tabriz petrochemical managers (p> 0.05). There is a significant direct relationship between the attitude toward change and the compromising conflict management in Tabriz petrochemical managers (p< 0.05), and there is a significant direct relationship between attitude toward change and collaborating conflict management in Tabriz petrochemical managers (p< 0.05).


Author(s): Rafati Aghdam Shiva, Salajeghe Sanjar and Janani Hamid

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