The relationship between the teachers' intercultural competence levels and the strategy of solving conflicts


4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.1961-1968 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.411
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.1961-1968
  • Keywords: intercultural competence, intercultural personality, stratgey of solving conflict, teachers, MULTICULTURAL PERSONALITY QUESTIONNAIRE, COMMUNICATION COMPETENCE, STYLES
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study introduces the relationship between the intercultural competence levels and the strategy of solving conflict of the teachers who work in elementary schools. The universe of the research which is in the descriptional quality, relationally scanning model consists of 1637 teachers who work in 63 public elementary schools in Kocaeli town of Izmit city. The twelve schools which are in the 63 schools were chosen randomly and the 680 teachers who work in these schools formed the sample of this research. The data of the research was collected by scale of intercultural competence and scale of conflict management strategies. In the analysis of data arithmetic mean, correlation coefficent, basic and multiple regression analysis were made. At the end of the research it was seen that intercultural competence was related to conflict solution strategies; intercultural personality features were efficent for explaining collaboration, compromise, enforcement, avoidance, adoptation which are strategies of confliction solution meaningfully. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu