International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(September 2021)

Students’ Perception of Conflict Management Styles used by Teachers’


Pratiti Haldar , Dr. Usha Pathak

Pages: 8-11


Conflict is healthy, common, and necessary for students’ growth. However, conflict can become destructive to

student learning when it becomes personal or an obstacle to learning. Both teachers and students have different backgrounds,

unique views of the world, and a variety of thinking styles. Effective and constructive management of conflict can minimize its

negative effects on the learning environment, students, and educators. Method: A descriptive survey design was selected for the

present study and a total of 100 nursing students were selected via simple random sampling technique from selected nursing

college of Nainital district, Uttarakhand. Results: The findings of the study showed that majority of the 51 (51%) belonged to

B.Sc. Nursing course. Majority of 56 (56%) students experienced conflict in clinical skill learning area and most of 70 (70%)

students experienced conflict with more than one teacher. Maximum 45 (45%) students perceive that teacher use integrating

style when they approach to avail leave and about 35 (35%) students perceive that teacher use integrating style when they scold

in the clinical areas. Discussion: Conflict between teachers and students is very common in educational setup. If these conflicts

are not resolved effectively, it can lead serious issues which can have negative impact among the students and can directly affect

their studies as well as future.