Validation of the Dutch Test of Conflict Handling in Chinese college students

Yingshan Bao1, Fangwei Zhu2, Yue Hu3, Ning Cui4, Yuan Gu5
1Faculty of Management and Economics and Mental Health Education and Consultation Center, Dalian University of Technology
2Faculty of Management and Economics, Dalian University of Technology
3Mental Health Education and Consultation Center, Dalian University of Technology
4School of Marxism, Changchun University of Chinese Medicine
5Department of Public Management, Humanity and Arts, Dalian Maritime University
Cite this article:  Bao, Y., Zhu, F., Hu, Y., Cui, N., & Gu, Y. (2019). Validation of the Dutch Test of Conflict Handling in Chinese college students. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 47, e7768.

Volume 47 Issue 4 | e7768 | Published: April 2019 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.7768

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There are limitations in existing conflict management instruments used in China. Therefore, we translated the Dutch Test of Conflict Handling (DUTCH), and then examined the reliability and validity of this Chinese Revised version (DUTCH-CR). Participants were 2,035 college students at 4 universities in China. We conducted exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis on data from questionnaires completed by the participants. Our findings show that the DUTCH-CR is a reliable and valid instrument for measuring the handling of conflicts between Chinese college students. Further, we found that 4 conflict-handling styles are more suitable for Chinese college students. This was achieved by merging the problem-solving and compromising factors into a collaborating one, and retaining the yielding, avoiding, and forcing factors of the original DUTCH instrument.

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