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dc.contributor.advisorPutnam, Linda L.en_US
dc.creatorPaul, Gregory Dennisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-15T00:14:44Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-16T02:17:22Z
dc.date.available2010-01-15T00:14:44Zen_US
dc.date.available2010-01-16T02:17:22Z
dc.date.created2006-08en_US
dc.date.issued2009-06-02en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-1864
dc.description.abstractCurrent research on account behavior has focused on responses to failure events in which one person is the victim and another is the transgressor. This study builds on this research by using a framing lens to examine account behavior in a conflict situation in which individuals are both actors and recipients of failures. After establishing the relationship between organizational conflict and failure events, the study explored the relationship between account behavior and three aspects of issue development framing: conflict naming, conflict blaming, and intentionality. Employees of nonprofit organizations were asked to read and respond to a vignette-based scenario depicting a conflict between two directors of a nonprofit organization. The research findings indicated that conflict framing was a significant predictor of account strategies. Specifically, the use of mitigating statements was more likely when the event was cast as intentional and the reproacher accepted blame. A clear interaction emerged between gender and conflict naming. In all, this research indicated that more attention should be paid to conflict framing when studying individuals' or corporations' use of account strategies.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectConflicten_US
dc.subjectConflict Framingen_US
dc.subjectAccountingen_US
dc.subjectFailure Eventen_US
dc.titleHe said, she said: the relationship between reproach and account behavior in organizational conflicten_US
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCommunicationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSpeech Communicationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBies, Angelaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPoole, Marshall S.en_US
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen_US


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