School Climate and Conflict Resolution Strategies in Selected Secondary Schools in Arua District, Uganda

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Kampala International University, School of Education, Open and Distance and E-learning
The title of the study was “School Climate and Conflict Resolution Strategies in selected Secondary Schools in Arua District, Uganda”. The objectives of the study were to determine school climate, assess the extent which teachers use the conflict resolutions strategies, and determine the relationship between school climate and conflict resolution strategies. The research problem was how the various stakeholder conflicts in school were resolved in relation to the climate of the selected schools, The study was done in the light of the Thomas-Kilmann (1976) Theory of Conflict Resolution Styles. A descriptive, correctional and comparative survey design was adopted for the investigation. The sample population was 620 teachers from which 243 respondents were randomly selected by Sloven’s formula. A researcher-made questionnaire was the main research instrument. Mean scores for climate indicators and for conflict resolution indicators were used for data analysis. The mean scores were compared, ranked and correlated using Pearson Product Moment Correlation at ~05 significance level. The dominant school climate was found to be moderately positive. The conflict resolution strategies of competing, compromising, accommodating and collaborating were moderately preferred and avoiding was less preferred. The findings confirmed the use of Thomas-Kilmann conflict resolution styles in the selected secondary schools. These was no significant relationship between school climate and the conflict resolution strategies. Further research was recommended to study the physical academic and affective dimensions of school climate and conflict resolution strategies.
A Thesis Presented to the College of Higher Degree and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Educational Management and Administration
School Climate, Conflict Resolution Strategies, Secondary Schools, Uganda