Influence of Conflict Management Strategies on Conscientiousness of Oil and Gas Firms in South-South Nigeria
This study investigates the impact of conflict management strategies on conscientiousness among staff members in the oil and gas industry in South-South Nigeria. The research involves a population of 320 employees holding supervisory positions and above from five prominent companies, including Nigerian Agip Oil (NAOC), Chevron Nigeria, Elf Petroleum Nigeria, Sahara Energy Fields, and Schlumberger Oilfield Services. A sample size of 175 respondents was randomly selected for data collection using structured questionnaires. The study employed a cross-sectional research design, and data were analyzed using correlation analysis. The findings reveal a significant positive correlation (r = 0.649, p < 0.01) between conflict management strategies and conscientiousness. The study emphasizes the importance of tailored conflict management approaches and highlights the positive relationship between effective conflict resolution and employee conscientious behavior. The results provide valuable insights for organizations seeking to enhance employee morale, productivity, and overall performance through proactive conflict management strategies. However, further research is recommended to explore causal relationships and potential mediators or moderators for a more comprehensive understanding of the observed correlation.