Conflict Resolution Styles Inventory (CRSI)

1.Launching personal attacks.
2. Focusing on the problem at hand.
3. Remaining silent for long periods of time.
4. Not being willing to stick up for myself.
5. Exploding and getting out of control.
6. Sitting down and discussing differences constructively.
7. Reaching a limit‚ shutting down‚ and refusing to talk any further.
8. Being too compliant.
9. Getting carried away and saying things that aren’t meant.
10. Finding alternatives that are acceptable to each of us.
11. Tuning the other person out.
12. Not defending my position.
13. Throwing insults and digs.
14. Negotiating and compromising.
15. Withdrawing‚ acting distant and not interested.
16. Giving in with little attempt to present my side of the issue.
 
Positive problem solving‚ conflict engagement ‚ conflict withdrawal‚ and compliance (alpha 0.79-0.90) (Henson‚ 2001)
 
Never‚ Rarely‚ Sometimes‚ Often‚ All of the Time
Conflict Engagement Subscale
·         Launching personal attacks.
·         Exploding and getting out of control.
·         Getting carried away and saying things that aren’t meant.
·         Throwing insults and digs.
Positive Problem Solving Subscale
·         Focusing on the problem at hand.
·         Sitting down and discussing differences constructively.
·         Finding alternatives that are acceptable to each of us.
·         Negotiating and compromising.
Self-Protection Subscale
·         Remaining silent for long periods of time.
·         Reaching a limit‚ shutting down‚ and refusing to talk any further.
·         Tuning the other person out.
·         Withdrawing‚ acting distant and not interested.
Acceptance Subscale
·         Not being willing to stick up for myself.
·         Being too compliant.
·         Not defending my position.
·         Giving in with little attempt to present my side of the issue.
 
 

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