In this study, we develop a theory to understand how groups with strong divisions may, paradoxically, help members to cope with conflict and injustice. We test our theoretical predictions using a survey methodology and the data from 72 work groups across different industries. Consistent with our hypotheses, we found that group faultlines weakened the positive relationships between injustice and psychological health.
Bezrukova, Katerina and Spell, Chester, "Fighting Conflict: Violent Splits or Healthy Divides?" (2009). Psychology. 5.
2009 - The 22nd Annual Conference of the IACM, Kyoto, Japan Dates: June 15- June 18, 2009 Location: Kyoto, Japan http://www.iacm-conflict.org/