Journal article

Task conflict asymmetries: effects on expectations and performance

Karen A Jehn, Frank RC De Wit, Manuela Barreto, Floor Rink

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONFLICT MANAGEMENT | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Purpose-The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of asymmetric perceptions of task conflict (i.e. one person experiencing more conflict than the other) on the anticipated relationship with the partner, as well as subjective and objective performance. Design/methodology/approach–In a 2= 2 between-participants experimental design, we manipulated participants’ perception of task conflict (perceive task conflict vs does not perceive task conflict) and the perceptual conflict composition of their group (asymmetry vs symmetry). Participants were randomly allocated to each of the four experimental conditions. Eighty-four psychology students at a Dutch university participated (25 men and ..

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