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This study aimed to investigate the nature of conflict management style (CMS) of school’s principals and to identify any significant difference in the perception of CMS practiced by the school principal from the view point of intermediate school teachers in Bahrain based on gender. A mixed method of descriptive research design was employed in this study. The data were collected through questionnaire and interview. This study involved 327 teachers selected based on stratified random sampling from 37 intermediate schools in Bahrain in the questionnaire survey. Besides that, five senior teachers have been selected purposively to provide further feedback in the interviews. The findings indicated that most of the school principals have adopted compromise and collaboration styles of conflict management, and empowering senior teachers to help resolve conflicts and a reform of the procedures in schools are needed to maintain a healthier working environment for teachers.
Keywords: Conflict management styles, intermediate schools, teachers, gender, Bahrain.
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