Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences. Special Issue: IGCETMA 2018

Analyzing the Role of Conflict and Self-Construal in Higher Education Institutions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Muhammad Hamayun, Ikram Ullah Khan, PhD, Muhammad Nisar, Muhammad Asad Khan, Muhammad Kaleem

1 Department of Management Sciences, Bacha Khan University, Charsada.
2 Institute of Management Sciences, University of Science & Technology, Bannu
3 Department of Management Sciences, Bacha Khan University, Charsada
4 Department of Management Sciences, Bacha Khan University, Charsada
5 Institute of Business Studies, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat


This paper aims to highlight the critical role of self-construal and conflict between faculty and  administration staff in higher education institutions (HEIs) of Pakistan. Keeping in view the development of education sector and maintaining conducive environment in universities, the study was rightly undertaken to first discover and then present some viable solution for it. The  research used the universities of public and private sector of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province of Pakistan for its analysis. Primary data was collected through a self-administrated  questionnaire, which was distributed in twelve universities of KP, comprising of six public and six private universities. The results show that self-construal plays a significant role in controlling or producing conflict. The study also finds that nature of conflict plays a key role in the relationship of self-construal and conflict management strategies. The study provides implications for researchers and practitioners.
Keywords: Self Construal, conflict, Conflict management strategies, Higher education Institutions.


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