Stress management and conflict resolution among secondary schools in Kampala District

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The purpose of the study was to establish the effect of stress management and conflict resolutions in I selected secondary schools in Kampala district. The study was guided by four specific objectives which included; i)to determine the profile of respondents in terms of gender, marital status, educational levels and age classes in secondary schools in Uganda, H) to determine the levels of stress management among secondary schools Kampala district, Hi)to determine the level of conflict resolution among secondary schools Kampala district, and iv) to examine whether there is a significant relationship between stress management and conflict resolution among students in secondary schools Kampala district. The study employed a descriptive correlation design that used both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and a sample of 80 respondents was used. From the study findings, it was revealed that the level of stress management was often on the following:-You are able to plan your own work (2,73) with a standard deviation of (1.106), followed by You can participate in decision making for your own job with a mean 2.58 of (1.003), You have some control over the pace! content of your work (2.56) and You have no control at all mean (2.30).The level of conflict resolution was often on the following: I don’t like to rock the boat, so I cooperate with others and accept instructions easily (mean=2.33), I am a decision maker, but I make a point of listening to others to find the best solution possible(mean=2.42), I often keep to myself, because most things are not worth arguing about(mean=2.25), Differences of opinion are not always worth worrying about, so I usually avoid them(mean=2.13) and I often make slight modifications in my goals to meet other people’s needs(mean=2.26). The study recommended that There should be effective Policies and Strategies of Solving all Conflicts to avoid unnecessary stress. School administrators should develop diverse but appropriate strategies to resolve and manage stress as they arise before escalating to unmanageable level. Efforts should be made by the School administrators to occasionally stimulate stress by encouraging divergent views and rewarding staff and unit/department for outstanding performance
A dissertation submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Guidance and Counseling of Kampala International University
Stress management, conflict resolution, Kampala District