The Relationship between School Administrators’ In-House Communication and Conflict Management Strategies According to Physical Education Teachers’ Perceptions


Utku Isik, Hakan Sunay, Recep Cengiz

Abstract


This study aimed to investigate the relationship between school administrators’ in-house communication and conflict management strategies based on physical education teachers’ perceptions. The study sample consisted of 130 physical education teachers employed at state schools in Bartin provincial center who volunteered to take part in the study in a 2014-2015 academic year.  "Interpersonal Communication Skills Scale" and "Conflict Management Strategies Scale" were implemented by teachers. Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was used in the study to analyze whether the data displayed a normal distribution. Since the data did were not distributed normally according to teachers' ages and seniorities (p=.000<α = 0,05), non-parametric tests were used in the analysis. Descriptive statistics, Mann-Whitney U test and Spearman-Rho were used in data analysis. The margin of error was taken as 0.05. The study shows that physical education teachers prefer avoidance strategy (χ=2,44±,494), controlled strategy (χ=2,42±,623) and solution-oriented strategy  (χ=2,35±,473)  respectively. As a result, the high-level relationship was identified between school administrators' interpersonal communication skills and conflict management strategies based on physical education teachers' perceptions while no statistically significant difference was determined in interpersonal communication skills and conflict management strategies subscale scores based on teachers' seniority and age.

Keywords


Physical education teachers, In-house communication, Conflict, Conflict management, Interpersonal communication skills.

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Title

The Relationship between School Administrators’ In-House Communication and Conflict Management Strategies According to Physical Education Teachers’ Perceptions

Keywords

Physical education teachers, In-house communication, Conflict, Conflict management, Interpersonal communication skills.

DOI

10.20448/journal.522.2018.44.266.271

Date

2018-07-31

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Journal

Asian Journal of Education and Training
Vol 4, No 4 (2018) Page: 266-271

Online ISSN

2519-5387

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Authors & Affiliations

Utku Isik
School of Physical Education and Sport, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Rize
Turkey

Hakan Sunay
Faculty of Sport Science, Ankara University, Ankara
Turkey

Recep Cengiz
Faculty of Sport Science, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Manisa
Turkey


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