Conflict Avoidance

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Although individuals frequently encounter provoking behaviors, they do not always confront the perpetrator and, when they do, they sometimes try to prevent the confrontation from escalating into a serious conflict. This entry illustrates how scholars describe the nature of conflict avoidance and what research shows as to the effects of conflict avoidance on conflict resolution, individual well-being, and relationships.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication
EditorsCharles R Berger, Michael E Roloff
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
ISBN (Print)9781118306055
StatePublished - 2016


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Roloff, M. E., & Liu, E. (2016). Conflict Avoidance. In C. R. Berger, & M. E. Roloff (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.