Personality Types of Coping Behaviour in an Interpersonal Conflict

By Milana Hachaturova.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies

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Coping behaviour plays a great role in solving an interpersonal conflict. Time perspective, hardiness, self-efficacy, achievement motivation, affiliation motivation, and locus of control can be considered personality coping-resources. The combination of them and the degree of their intensity can be connected with the choice of specific coping strategies. Therefore, the goal of the research was investigating personality types of coping behaviour in an interpersonal conflict. The results of the empirical research (331 respondents) are given in this article. Classification of personality types showing various features of coping behaviour in a situation of an interpersonal conflict was the result of the research. Four personality types were differentiated - dependent, steady, unsteady and diffuse. The research allows us to suggest that the hardiness level has become the main factor in the choice of coping strategies. When it is not high, a person chooses emotional strategies, and strongly pronounced hardiness determines the choice of cognitive strategies.

Keywords: Coping Strategy, Interpersonal Conflict, Personality Type, Time Perspective, Hardiness, Self-efficacy, Achievement Motivation, Affiliation Motivation, Locus of Control

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp.61-71. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 458.942KB).

Dr. Milana Hachaturova

Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Higher School of Economics, National Research University, Moscow, Russian Federation

Milana Hachaturova earned a Bachelor's Degree in psychology in 2006. In 2008, she earned a Master of Science degree in psychology (programme: Psychology in Businesses), and she has recently earned her Doctor of Philosophy Degree. Since 2008, she has been working as a lecturer and a researcher in the psychological department at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. She also has three years of experience as a human resources manager in one of the biggest companies in Russia. Milana Hachaturova is the author of more than 25 articles and publications and has participated in several international conferences. Her areas of scientific interest include: organizational psychology, coping behaviour, conflictology, sport psychology, educational psychology, etc.