Where the difference lies : nursing conflict themes and the role of facework tactics in nursing interaction

dc.contributor.advisorMaxwell, Madeline M.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBrowning, Larryen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDierking, Dougen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLoewenstein, Jeffreyen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStephens, Kerien
dc.creatorWilt, Randolph Rayen
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-14T16:02:18Zen
dc.date.available2011-10-14T16:02:18Zen
dc.date.issued2011-08en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2011en
dc.date.updated2011-10-14T16:02:32Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractScholars have described conflict tactics as a means to engage or avoid a conflict, and face tactics as a means of face-saving by way of defense or restoration. While theories of conflict and face flourish, few researchers have sought an explanation of conflict themes within the field of nursing or examined how nurses display face-saving tactics within their conflict interactions. The goal of this study is to identify the connection of these concepts through a qualitative analysis of conflict stories compiled from interviews with licensed floor-nurses. The data is analyzed two ways: first, as conflict themes in stories about nurses’ floor/shift work; and secondly, as communicative face tactics used in conjunction with conflict styles as viewed through a nurses’ conflict-interaction. The study identified three outcomes. From the analysis of conflict stories, an updated and extended view of conflict themes in nursing is developed. Specific face tactics surfaced within certain conflict themes supporting the concept that face tactics can directly affect the outcome of a conflict interaction. And lastly, the discovery of new restorative and defensive face tactics not previously identified in research literature. The implications for theory and practical application are also discussed, as is the proposed direction for future research.en
dc.description.departmentCommunication Studiesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-3963en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-3963en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectFaceworken
dc.subjectFace tacticsen
dc.subjectFace negotiationen
dc.subjectNursing conflicten
dc.subjectConflict narratives in nursingen
dc.subjectConflict themesen
dc.titleWhere the difference lies : nursing conflict themes and the role of facework tactics in nursing interactionen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCommunication Studiesen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen

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