Religious motivation, nepotism and conflict management in Jordan

Caputo, Andrea (2018) Religious motivation, nepotism and conflict management in Jordan. International Journal of Conflict Management, 29 (2). pp. 146-166. ISSN 1044-4068

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/ijcma-02-2017-0015

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Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this research paper is to investigate the role of individual and cultural differences, specifically religious motivation and attitudes toward nepotism, in the selection of conflict management styles (obliging, avoiding, forcing, integrating, and compromising), in the Middle-Eastern context.
Design/methodology/approach - The research surveyed a sample of 588 individuals (both Muslims and Christians), representative of the Jordanian population. Data were analyzed through multiple ANOVAs and Multiple Regressions.
Findings - Results suggest that both religious motivation and attitude toward nepotism affect the choice of conflict management styles, while demographic variables, such as age and gender, do not seem to have an effect.
Originality/value - This paper constitutes one of the first attempts to investigate the conflict management style preferences of a Middle-Eastern society and the role of two important cultural variables, namely religious motivation and attitudes toward nepotism, which have not been previously investigated by conflict management research.

Keywords:Conflict Management Styles, Nepotism, Religious Motivation, Middle East, Individual Differences
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:06 Oct 2017 08:18

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