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Perceived sources of conflict among academic and management staff in colleges of education in Borno state, Nigeria

TG Atsua, U Abdullahi

Abstract


The study examined perceived sources of conflict among academic and management staff in Colleges of Education in Borno State, Nigeria. Two questions were asked which are: what are the perceived sources of conflict among academic and management staff? To what extent do male and female academic staff differ on the perceived sources of conflict? The study adopted an exploratory descriptive design. Two hundred academic staff were randomly selected as the sample. Perceived Sources of Conflict Questionnaire was developed for the study. Responses to the items were summarized using percentages. Chi-Square was computed to test for sex differences. The study found among others that breakdown of communication as well as indiscipline between/among management and academic staff were perceived as major sources of conflict. Female respondents significantly differed from male on sources of conflict. Free flow of communication among management and academic staff was recommended.



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