Conflict Management Strategies as Predictor of Peace Culture among Undergraduate Students in Ogun State, Nigeria

  • Mojisola A. Ogunsanwo Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria.

Abstract

This study investigated the impact of conflict management strategies in maintaining peace culture in academia especially among the undergraduates. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design of an ex post facto type. Two research hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Data were collected using a self-developed instrument and one already validated instrument. The questionnaire was administered on a sample of 1800 participants that were randomly selected from 6 universities in South West Nigeria. Data were analysed using descriptive analysis, regression and t-test Statistical Analysis. The findings of this study indicated significant prediction of the use of conflict management strategy on peace culture among undergraduates (F(1,1798) = 18.709; P < .000). The study also indicated a significant difference in the undergraduate perception of university peace culture (MD = 8.38; t = 5.205; P <.05). It is therefore recommended that the school management should ensure that non-violent means is employed as an intervention technique for conflict resolution in schools. This will encourage peaceful co-existence and teamwork between students, staffs and other members of the school community.


Keywords: conflict management, strategies, peace culture, undergraduates

Published
2021-04-21
How to Cite
OGUNSANWO, Mojisola A.. Conflict Management Strategies as Predictor of Peace Culture among Undergraduate Students in Ogun State, Nigeria. KIU Journal of Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 155-160, apr. 2021. ISSN 2519-0474. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiujoss/article/view/1152>. Date accessed: 28 july 2021.