Conflict Management Styles of Law Students in Thailand: A Study of Age and Gender

19 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2010 Last revised: 16 Dec 2012

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Bahaudin G. Mujtaba

Nova Southeastern University

Chaowanee Chawavisit

Surindra Rajabhat University

Pawinee Pattaratalwanich

Ramkhamhaeng University

Date Written: November 18, 2010


Conflict is a reality of life when two or more professionals are working together or with others in society. Gender and age are two of the factors that might influence a person’s conflict management style. Other factors can include experience, education, training, culture, etc. This research surveyed 198 law students in Thailand to understand their conflict management styles and to determine whether gender and age are factors in the dominant styles of these respondents.

This study demonstrated that Thais have a strong collaborative orientation and there is no significant difference between the conflict management styles of Thai law students based on gender and age. However, the have significantly different scores for competing and compromising as well as for avoiding and collaborating.

Keywords: Conflict, Conflict Management, Collaborations, Law Students, Thailand, Age, Gender

JEL Classification: M10, M20, M30

Suggested Citation

Mujtaba, Bahaudin G. and Chawavisit, Chaowanee and Pattaratalwanich, Pawinee, Conflict Management Styles of Law Students in Thailand: A Study of Age and Gender (November 18, 2010). Journal of Global Business & Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall 2010, Available at SSRN:

Bahaudin G. Mujtaba (Contact Author)

Nova Southeastern University ( email )

United States

Chaowanee Chawavisit

Surindra Rajabhat University ( email )

Surin 32000
Amphur Mueang Surin, Changwat, 36000

Pawinee Pattaratalwanich

Ramkhamhaeng University ( email )

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Ramkhamhaeng Road
Huamark, Bangkapi, Bangkok, 10240

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