This research aimed to find the relationship between thinking styles (rational or experiential) and interpersonal conflict resolution (ICR) in young adults. A sample of 99 females and 103 males, age range 18 to 40 years, was selected via convenient and snow-ball sampling. Thinking styles were assessed using Rational-Experiential Inventory-40, and ICR was measured using Conflict Resolution Questionnaire. Regression analysis was used to predict ICR based on thinking style covariates and several relevant demographic covariates, including gender and family birth order. Rational thinking style (RTS) was most prevalent among young adults and was the strongest predictor of ICR. In addition, gender was a significant predictor. These findings may help in coaching young adults toward a well-integrated personality by using rational thinking for effective ICR.
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Rafique, Ayesha; Habib, Hania; Rehman, Fariha Abdul; and Arshi, Shabnam
"Impact of rational and experiential thinking styles on interpersonal conflict resolution among young adults,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 7
, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol7/iss1/12
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