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Broadening the Knowledge on Autonomy and Conflict Outside Romantic Relationships: The Relationship Between Autonomy, Conflict Strategies, Growth Motivation, and Use of Core Concerns

Gucikova, Martina LU (2015) PSYP01 20151
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of the current study is to broaden our understanding of conflicts and their relationship with autonomy in several different directions. In particular, this study strives to: confirm previous findings outside the domain of romantic relationships, address the notion of autonomy as growth motivation, and tie current findings to five core concerns—technique aimed at maintaining good relationships during conflicts and negotiations. Hundred and one participants completed an online survey measuring their autonomy and response to conflicts. The findings suggest that the relationship between autonomy and conflict strategies is not limited to romantic relationships. Generally, autonomous individuals are more likely to engage in active coping... (More)
The aim of the current study is to broaden our understanding of conflicts and their relationship with autonomy in several different directions. In particular, this study strives to: confirm previous findings outside the domain of romantic relationships, address the notion of autonomy as growth motivation, and tie current findings to five core concerns—technique aimed at maintaining good relationships during conflicts and negotiations. Hundred and one participants completed an online survey measuring their autonomy and response to conflicts. The findings suggest that the relationship between autonomy and conflict strategies is not limited to romantic relationships. Generally, autonomous individuals are more likely to engage in active coping strategies while less autonomous individuals tend to avoid conflict. Autonomous functioning was related to higher use of core concerns during conflicts. No conclusive evidence was found for the notion of autonomy as growth motivation. (Less)
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author
Gucikova, Martina LU
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PSYP01 20151
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
core concerns, implicit beliefs, self-determination, autonomy, conflict strategies, growth motivation, conflict avoidance
language
English
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7865933
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2015-09-14 16:18:39
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  abstract     = {The aim of the current study is to broaden our understanding of conflicts and their relationship with autonomy in several different directions. In particular, this study strives to: confirm previous findings outside the domain of romantic relationships, address the notion of autonomy as growth motivation, and tie current findings to five core concerns—technique aimed at maintaining good relationships during conflicts and negotiations. Hundred and one participants completed an online survey measuring their autonomy and response to conflicts. The findings suggest that the relationship between autonomy and conflict strategies is not limited to romantic relationships. Generally, autonomous individuals are more likely to engage in active coping strategies while less autonomous individuals tend to avoid conflict. Autonomous functioning was related to higher use of core concerns during conflicts. No conclusive evidence was found for the notion of autonomy as growth motivation.},
  author       = {Gucikova, Martina},
  keyword      = {core concerns,implicit beliefs,self-determination,autonomy,conflict strategies,growth motivation,conflict avoidance},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Broadening the Knowledge on Autonomy and Conflict Outside Romantic Relationships: The Relationship Between Autonomy, Conflict Strategies, Growth Motivation, and Use of Core Concerns},
  year         = {2015},
}