Conflict Management Practices In Tertiary Institutions: The Case Of University For Development Studies Central Administration, Ghana

Mohammed, Bawah and Adam Andani, Mohammed and Md Sayed, Uddin (2019) Conflict Management Practices In Tertiary Institutions: The Case Of University For Development Studies Central Administration, Ghana. International Journal of Development Research, 09 (06). pp. 28163-28168. ISSN 2230-9926

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate conflict management practices and the main causes of conflict in the university administration in Ghana. The researcher used quantitative methods to classify variables in the study and administered questionnaires as tools to enable accurate data collection. The target population for the research included management staff, senior staff and junior staff at the University for Development Studies UDS central administration in Tamale, Ghana. The study revealed that the causes of conflict at the UDS central administration were conflicting needs, conflicting perception, conflicting goals, conflicting roles, tribalism and nepotism. The strengths and weaknesses of the processes and procedures in conflict management and resolution were discovered with the view to recommend ways of improvement. The findings may draw the attention of policy makers and other stakeholders to various issues in the conflict management and resolution processes in public universities on how to address problematic issues. The study may also highlight the processes and quality procedures for conflict resolution in the tertiary institutions. The paper’s originality is reflected by the use of management staff, senior staff and junior staff which have not been previously used, to investigate university conflict management in the study area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Management practices, Resolution, Nepotism, University conflict, Job uncertainty, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Depositing User: Mohammed
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 05:55
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2021 00:25
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/25469

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