Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, Volume (34), No (3), Year (2015-5) , Pages (140-145)

Title : ( Conflict Management Styles Among Iranian Critical Care Nursing Staff )

Authors: Mohamad Reza Ahanchian , Amir Emami Zeydi , Mohammad Reza Armat ,

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BACKGROUND: Conflict among nurses has been recognized as an extremely important issue within health care settings throughout the world. Identifying the conflict management style would be a key strategy for conflict management. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of conflict management styles and its related factors among Iranian critical care nursing staff. METHODS: In a descriptive cross-sectional study, a total of 149 critical care nurses who worked in the critical care units of 4 teaching hospitals in Sari (Iran) were evaluated. A 2-part self-reported questionnaire including personal information and Rahim Organizational Conflict Inventory II was used for data collection. RESULTS: Although Iranian critical care nurses used all 5 conflict management styles to manage conflict with their peers, the collaborating style was the most prevalent conflict management style used by them, followed by compromising, accommodating, avoiding, and competing. Male gender was a predictor for both compromising and competing styles, whereas position and shift time were significant predictors for compromising and competing styles, respectively. DISCUSSION: Based on the results of this study, nurse managers need to take these factors into account in designing programs to help nurses constructively manage unavoidable conflicts in health care setting.


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author = {Ahanchian, Mohamad Reza and Amir Emami Zeydi and Mohammad Reza Armat},
title = {Conflict Management Styles Among Iranian Critical Care Nursing Staff},
journal = {Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing},
year = {2015},
volume = {34},
number = {3},
month = {May},
issn = {0730-4625},
pages = {140--145},
numpages = {5},
keywords = {conflict management; Nursing; Iran},


%0 Journal Article
%T Conflict Management Styles Among Iranian Critical Care Nursing Staff
%A Ahanchian, Mohamad Reza
%A Amir Emami Zeydi
%A Mohammad Reza Armat
%J Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing
%@ 0730-4625
%D 2015