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What is Conflict? Causes of Conflict

len Alfred Ajibola - Mon, 03rd June, 2019 @ 16:13

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Academic Questions in Social Studies

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The following statements are true concerning transportation except _____.

  • A. Transportation is defined as the movement of goods, persons and animals from one point to another.

  • B. Means of transportation is not the same thing as Mode of transportation

  • C. Land transportation is a means of transportation

  • D. Rail transportation is a type of land transport

  • E. Pipeline typically transports liquid and gaseous products

  • F. Human porterage is an ancient mode of transportation

Which of the following is not a Nigerian acronym?

  • A. NBA

  • B. ISO

  • C. KAI

  • D. NAEC

  • E. NAPEP

  • F. MMIA

The acronym ICPC means _____.

  • A. Independent Corrupt Practice Command
  • B. Independent Corrupt Practice Complaints
  • C. Independent Corrupt Practice Court
  • D. Independent Corrupt Practice and other related offences Commission
  • E. Independent Corrupt Practices Cooperation
  • F. Independent Corrupt Pactice Conduct

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The black shield in the Nigerian Coat of Arm represents the _____.

  • A. Strength of Nigeria

  • B. Pride of Nigeria

  • C. Dark complexion of Nigerians

  • D. Dignity of Nigeria

  • E. Fertile soil of Nigeria

  • F. Beauty of Nigeria

Which of the following is not a Nigerian National Symbol?

  • A. The Nigerian Flag

  • B. The Nigerian National Anthem

  • C. The Nigerian National Pledge

  • D. The Nigerian Naira (NGN)

  • E. The Nigerian National Identity Card

  • F. None of the above

Concerning drug trafficking, which of the following statement is incorrect?

  • A. Drug trafficking is synonymous to drug possession

  • B. Drug trafficking is a criminal act under the constitution of a state

  • C. The use of trafficked drugs can jeopardize one's health

  • D. Drug trafficking is defined as the transfer, selling, importing or exporting of illegal drugs from the point of production to the final consumers

  • E. LSD, cannabis and crack are examples of drugs trafficked

  • F. None of the above

The following statements are true concerning conflict except _____.

  • A. It arises from the differences between nations, schools and places of work

  • B. It can be eliminated from a society

  • C. It can be reduced in an organization when communication is clear and concise

  • D. It is characterised by exchange of words and hostilities

  • E. Setting conflict guidelines can help reduce conflict in an organization

  • F. None of the above

The acronym CCTV means _____.

  • A. Camera Circuit Television
  • B. Closed-Circuit Televison
  • C. Closed Camera Television
  • D. Camera-Circuit Televison
  • E. Closed-Camera Televison
  • F. None of the above



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What is Conflict?

Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. In addition to this, each person has a variety of rights; including the right to freedom of speech.

Our rights and opinions are one of the reasons why we have conflict in our world today. In fact, conflict has become a part of our society based on this very fact.

By definition, conflict is simply a clash of interest.

Also, conflict can also be expressed as a visible disagreement between two or more persons with regards to their opinions, beliefs and principle.

Please read on Conflict Management and ways to reduce conflict in Organizations here.


Causes of Conflicts

There are many causes of conflict. For instance, silence may actually result to conflict (and that's pretty interesting).

Note: Silence can also be a source to conflict prevention.

Please read on the Consequences and Solutions to Conflict here.

Below are some of the causes of conflicts:

1. Frustration

When one is frustrated, he or she is made to feel annoyed and impatient because they cannot do or get what they wish. As a result, they become irritable and are more likely create conflicts.

Note: If such frustration had occurred in a group, such person may intend to harm the group by bringing about conflict within it.

Please read on the Leadership Qualities of Joseph on those who betrayed him.

2. Misunderstandings

Conflict will likely arise when people have different views or opinions on how things ought to be done.

As an instance, if the leaders of a group choose to maximize their powers by taking decisions outside the guide of their constitution, certain members of this group may rise to oppose the actions of such leaders; and this could result into conflict.

You can read on Constitution here.

3. Difference in Beliefs and Values

We may have seen or heard about various clashes within a country or state; especially those having more than one ethnic group.

Also, religious conflicts and crises can emanate from the different beliefs of people.

For instance, the so-called boko haram group in Nigeria have been a major source of conflict for many reasons; one of which is their "zero or no value priority" on western education.

Please read on the Consequences and Solutions to Illiteracy here.

Please read on Pressure Groups in Nigeria and their Characteristics here.

4. Poor Communication

At every point in a communication, it is expected that one of the parties will have to be the speaker while the other will be the listener.

Note: In a communication where no one is willing to be the listener; noise and conflicts are bound to arise.

Please read on Cooperation here.

5. Respect of Opinion

Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion and that must be respected, whether we agree with them or not.

Some people will rather attempt to force their opinion on others which will sometimes result into conflict.

We should also understand that everyone has the right to accept our opinion or not to.

Please read on your Fundamental Human Rights here.

6. Interest

In a family where the need of one person is frequently placed over another, a conflict of interest may arise.

As an instance, if the wife constantly puts priority on the needs of the children before that of her husband; then, there is a likelihood of conflict in such homes.

Please read on Failed Marriages and Factors that lead it here.

7. Leadership

We cannot have two captains in a ship at the same time.

In the 2019 general election held in Nigeria, a major political party whom was among the favorite to win a governorship election in one of its states ended up being disqualified because they could not provide a single governorship candidate for their party.

This above turnout of event happened because the party had a leadership conflict within its inner caucus.

Please read on Democracy and its Characteristics here.

8. Personality

Personality conflict results when we have persons with similar personality working together. For instance, when we have two persons with pride working together; personality conflict may likely result.

Similarly, when we have two talkative in the same office, none may be willing to listen, giving rise to conflict.

Please read on the Early years of Jesus here.

9. Cheating in a Relationship

In any relationship where one of the partners cheat on the other, conflict is bound to happen whenever the cheating partner gets caught.

Please read on the various Forms of Marriage here.

10. Vices

Vices in this case means evil, bad and negative behavior.

One fact about life is: "everyone likes to be treated in a good way". Sometimes people may even fight for others based on how badly they have been treated.

Examples of vices are hate, envy, stealing, pride, covetousness, slot and so on.

Note: Evil brings about chaos and conflict.

Please read on Values here.

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