Gender Diversity and the Choice of Conflict Management Styles in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Ovidiu Niculae Bordean, Dalma Szonja Rácz, Sebastian Ion Ceptureanu, Eduard Gabriel Ceptureanu, Zenovia Cristiana Pop
2020 Sustainability  
The current study investigates the relation between biological sex and gender role upon the choice of conflict management styles. The Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) measured the gender role and Rahim Organizational Conflict Inventory-II (ROCI-II) Form C measured the conflict handling styles. Participants were employees of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The results found that biological sex has no correlation with the choice of conflict management style. On the other hand, the
more » ... r hand, the findings have shown that gender role is a predictor for the choice of conflict management styles as masculine individuals were highest on the dominating conflict style, whereas feminine individuals were highest on the avoiding style.
doi:10.3390/su12177136 fatcat:ixuirainovgxzbilsbal6wbh5i