Gender Influences on Managerial Style and Conflict Resolution Effectiveness in Work Organisations in South-Western, Nigeria

A. Oluseyi Shadare, O. Christopher Chidi, Oluwakemi Ayodeji Owoyemi


This study investigated the influences of gender on managerial style and conflict resolution effectiveness in work organisations in South-Western Nigeria. The findings of the study revealed that a significant relationship exists between managerial style and conflict resolution effectiveness (r = 0.356; P < 0.05). I t was also found that there was no significant difference between male and female managers’ conflict management style (t (209) = 17.56; P > 0.05).It was found that a significant difference exists between female and male managers’ conflict resolution effectiveness (t (209) = 5.66; P < 0.05). Based on the findings of the study, the authors recommended that democratic management style should be encouraged as conflict resolution strategy in order to guarantee effective management of industrial conflict and sustainable peace and harmony. Thus, the participatory management style should be employed during collective bargaining process in order to foster effective management of conflict in work organisations.

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International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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