Exploring Common Sources of Conflict among Students of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Lily Doe

Abstract


The study identifies the sources and types of conflict among resident students of six undergraduate halls of the University of Cape Coast. The research employed descriptive survey design involving a sample of 371 participants who were selected using both the stratified and simple random sampling techniques. Frequencies, tabular representations of scores and percentages were used to present and analyse the data. It was established that the sources of conflict, in varying agreements and disagreements in terms of numbers include: personality incompatibility of roommates, some students exhibiting superiority traits over others, differences in opinions and competition for limited resources. The findings also indicated that the most common types of conflict are the interpersonal conflict. The study recommends that topics on healthy co-existence be discussed during the annual orientation for all fresh students who enter the University.


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