Network Analysis of the Symmetric and Asymmetric Patterns of Conflict in an Organization

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Missing from extant conflict literature is an examination of both symmetric and asymmetric conflict ties. To address this void, network analysis was utilized to examine the responses (both symmetric and asymmetric conflict ties) of 140 employees and managers in four divisions of a large agency of the Federal Government. The study was limited to conflict over scarce resources. Conflict management methods were examined as well as the perceptions of how respondents both cope with and feel about conflict. The results indicate that when two people in a conflict setting are structurally equivalent they both report actions and feelings that are ... continued below

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Helt, Kimberly M. (Kimberly Mae) May 1993.

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Missing from extant conflict literature is an examination of both symmetric and asymmetric conflict ties. To address this void, network analysis was utilized to examine the responses (both symmetric and asymmetric conflict ties) of 140 employees and managers in four divisions of a large agency of the Federal Government. The study was limited to conflict over scarce resources. Conflict management methods were examined as well as the perceptions of how respondents both cope with and feel about conflict. The results indicate that when two people in a conflict setting are structurally equivalent they both report actions and feelings that are opposite from those of- the other person. This finding, an inverse contagion effect, has been termed diffusion resistance.

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Helt, Kimberly M. (Kimberly Mae). Network Analysis of the Symmetric and Asymmetric Patterns of Conflict in an Organization, thesis, May 1993; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501212/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .