Perceptions of Inequity, Satisfaction, and Conflict in Task-Oriented Groups

  title={Perceptions of Inequity, Satisfaction, and Conflict in Task-Oriented Groups},
  author={Victor D. Wall and Linda L. Nolan},
  journal={Human Relations},
  pages={1033 - 1051}
The study reported here was descriptive in nature and looked at 375 subjects involved in a group task. The research focus was on individual satisfaction, type, and amount of conflict, its resolution, perceived inequity, and quality of outcome. The results indicated that greater inequity was associated with people conflicts, which in turn were managed primarily with avoidance tactics. Task conflicts were managed mainly with integrative styles. Greater satisfaction was associated with integrative… 
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