The Effectiveness of Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies in Localized Contexts

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 56(1) SAGE Publications Published In Pages: 3-28
By Lundy, Brandon D., Collette, Tyler L., Downs, J. Taylor


Certain types of conflict subjects may co-occur with ICM or non-ICM subjects.


Four chi square tests were conducted, testing the co-occurrence of socio-cultural/interpersonal, economic, legal/judicial, and political types of conflict with both ICM and non-ICM subjects. All of the tests were significant (p<.001), with sociocultural/interpersonal, economic, and legal/judicial types of conflict co-occurring more often with ICM subjects than with non-ICM subjects, but with political conflicts co-occurring more frequently with non-ICM subjects. These p values are influenced by the large sample size, and only the tests of sociocultural/interpersonal and political conflicts had medium to low effect sizes.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareSupportedp<.001phi = .46, .16, .07, .40UNKNOWN