Effect of Creative Drama-based Group Guidance on Male-Adolescents’ Conflict Resolution Skills

Asst. Prof. Dr., Nigde University Faculty of Education.


Problem Statement: This study assumes that conflict itself is not constructive or destructive, whereas the path chosen to resolve the conflict is what leads to constructive or destructive results. When individuals resolve conflicts in a destructive manner, they instill feelings of anger, rage, hostility and violence in the people involved. On the other hand, when individuals resolve conflicts in a constructive manner, they ensure personal development by improving their own problem-solving, critical thinking and communication skills. Teaching students the skills to resolve conflicts in a constructive manner may dissuade them from choosing aggressive behavior when conflicts rise.

Purpose of Study: The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of a conflict resolution skill training program integrated with creative drama on the conflict resolution skills of male adolescents.

Methods: This is a quasi-experimental, pre-post and follow-up study with one experimental group and one control group. The researcher used the Conflict Resolution Behavior Determination Scale (CRBDS) to select the participants for the study. The experimental and control groups were each composed of 12 male students for a total of 24 participants. In the study, a program using creative drama techniques was applied to the students in the experimental group. No program was applied to the control group. For the analysis of the data, 2×3 Split-plot ANOVA was used for the repeated measurements.

Keywords: Conflict resolution skill, creative drama, male adolescents, aggression, problem resolution