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Values and communication apprehension as antecedents of conflict styles in intercultural conflicts: A study in Germany and Russia

Peace and Conflict. 2020. Vol. 26. No. 1. P. 22-34.

The purpose of this study was to examine and predict conflict styles in an intercultural conflict from
personal values and intercultural communication apprehension (ICA). We used a comparative approach,
employing data (N = 455) from Germany (N = 221) and Russia (N = 234) to establish some common
patterns and provide a more detailed insight into this phenomenon. As predicted, both countries displayed
common patterns of relationships. The self-transcendence values were positively associated with the
preference for a collaborating style. Self-enhancement values were positively correlated with the
preference for a dominating style, and conservation values with the preference for an avoiding style. A
high level of ICA was an obstacle to the adoption of a collaborating style. These findings were discussed
within the historical and sociocultural context of these 2 countries.