Middle school students' willingness to participate in a school-based conflict management program

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dc.contributor.advisor Gerstein, Lawrence H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Zagelbaum, Adam P. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:32:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:32:45Z
dc.date.created 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 2005 .Z34 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/182204
dc.description.abstract The current study explored factors believed to influence middle school students' willingness to participate in hypothetical school-based conflict management programs. A seven-phase process was used to carefully construct written vignettes depicting different types of school-based conflict management programs (e.g., Skillstreaming, Peacemaking, and Outdoor Adventure) and different types of program leaders (e.g., teachers, school counselors, social workers, and youth care workers). The Conflict Management Intervention Participation Scale (CMIPS) was also constructed to assess students' responses to the vignettes. In an initial study involving 150 middle school students, responses to the CMIPS were factor analyzed. Two valid and reliable unique factors comprised of 14 total Liken items were retained: likelihood of joining and following the directions of a conflict management program.To test the main hypotheses that CMIPS responses would be highest for students exposed to vignettes depicting Outdoor Adventure conflict management programs not led by teachers, an additional 275 sixth grade students were recruited. These students were randomly assigned to one of the twelve vignettes constricted for this project and were then asked to complete the CMIPS. A 4 x 3 Between Subjects MANOVA was employed to test the hypotheses. No significant results, however, were obtained. Regardless of program type or group leader, participants did not differ in their reported likelihood of joining or following the directions of the conflict management program presented. Limitations of this project as well as implications for future research on school-based conflict management programs are offered. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.format.extent 201 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Conflict management. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Middle school students -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title Middle school students' willingness to participate in a school-based conflict management program en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1318453 en_US

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