Family and Workplace Conflict Examining Metaphorical Conflict Schemas and Expressions Across Context and Sex
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This investigation examined 620 metaphorical conflict expressions generated by 169 participants who either were employed full-time or had previous work experience. First-order metaphorical (schema) analyses indicated that participants predominately used “conflict is impotence” schemas. No sex differences emerged in either schemas or in second-order (linguistic) analyses of metaphorical expressions. However, participants reported different schemas, depending on the conflict context, but particularly for the supervisor and departmental member contexts. The supervisor context also exhibited a pattern of linguistic choices, suggesting that male and female respondents objectified their supervisors. Finally, respondents reported greater frequency and intensity of conflicts in family contexts than in any of the work contexts.
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Human Communication Research, v. 24, issue 1, p. 109-146
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Buzzanell, Patrice M. and Burrell, Nancy A., "Family and Workplace Conflict Examining Metaphorical Conflict Schemas and Expressions Across Context and Sex" (1997). Communication Faculty Publications. 780.