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Correlation between anxiety and behavioral style among the adolescents in a conflict situation
Abstract.The subject of this research is the effect of the level of anxiety upon the preferred behavioral style in a conflict situation. The author puts forward a hypothesis that the preferred behavioral strategies of adolescents in a conflict situation will differ depending on the individual level of anxiety. The goal of this work is to determine the correlation between the level of anxiety and the selection of behavioral strategy among adolescents in a conflict situation. The object is the behavioral style of adolescents in a conflict situation. The prevention of conflict situation is influences by the personal traits, based on which is selected the best course of action to resolve the conflict, in other words – the behavioral strategy. The research method include the following: the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale (adapted by T. A. Nemchinov); survey test “State-Trait Anxiety Inventory” (C. D. Spilberger, P. A. Khanin); “Interpersonal Conflict-Handling Behavior” of K. Thomas (adapted by N. V. Grishina). The conducted analysis demonstrated that among the anxious adolescents in a conflict situation dominate such traits as competitiveness, avoidance and adaptiveness alongside the refusal to compromise, irascibility. While among the non-anxious adolescents – prevail the strategy of competitiveness with manifestation of inflexibility, stubbornness and positive aggression.
Keywords: disharmony, aggressiveness, conflict situations, age characteristics of adolescents, personal characteristics of adolescents, behavior strategies, anxiety, conflict, threshold sensitivity, stressful situations
Article was received:28-05-2018
This article written in Russian. You can find full text of article in Russian here .