Conflict management

Authored by: Clifford J. Mallett

Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology

Print publication date:  October  2010
Online publication date:  October  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415484633
eBook ISBN: 9780203851043
Adobe ISBN: 9781136966675

10.4324/9780203851043.ch35

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Abstract

Conflict is inevitable in most domains of life, including sport, and throughout the lifespan. It is not surprising that issues of power and conflict are commonplace within sporting organizations and teams at all performance levels. Like most work environments, sporting organizations (e.g., teams, clubs) are complex, interpersonal, political, and hierarchical spaces in which there are status differences despite the need for cooperation and teamwork (Boud & Garrick, 1999; Mallett, 2010).

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