Personality and interpersonal conflict: Aggressiveness, self-monitoring, and situational variables

Ken Ichi Ohbuchi, Osamu Fukushima

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    Sixty-six male Japanese students verbally interacted with a confederate opponent, who expressed unreasonable requests politely or impolitely. Half of the participants was pressed to respond immediately, while the other half was not. Personality variables were found to determine the participants' responses to the conflict in interactions with the situational variables; that is, verbal aggressiveness increased hostile responses only when the confederate behaved in an impolite manner, and self-monitoring increased integrative responses only when the participants were not pressed to respond quickly.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)99-113
    Number of pages15
    JournalInternational Journal of Conflict Management
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Communication
    • Strategy and Management
    • Management of Technology and Innovation


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