Communication and conflict in young Mexican students: Messages and attitudes



This study involved a population of young Mexican students (N = 526, ages nine to seventeen). It used U.S. instruments to evaluate these students' attitudes about conflict, communication skills, conflict styles, and conflict management message styles in a Hispanic school environment in order to explore the degree of applicability of these instruments to young Spanish-speaking students and to analyze the relations between these constructs. A model in which attitudes about conflict and communication skills predict the conflict management messages was shown to be signi.cant after the corresponding structural analysis.