The Pancyprian Footballers Association (PASP), presented on Tuesday, 10 December 2019, during an open meeting, the first ever national survey in Cyprus, conducted among Top Division Footballers which analyzed their profile in Conflict Management.
The presentation was made by the Union’s Marketing & Social Media Officer Mr. Loizos Chrysostomou, who conducted the survey as a thesis for his master’s degree in Sport & Business Management at the University of Peloponnese.
His report states: “On the football sector, where people of different nationalities and citizenship need to work together, with cultural diversity and different cultural backgrounds and cultures, labor conflicts are inevitable. Effective conflict resolution is imposed and can bring positive results to the team’s performance.”
The aim of the research was to examine the profile of football players of the First Tier Division of Cyprus in conflict management and to compare it with specific categorical variables. 177 players from 14 First Division teams completed a profile questionnaire for conflict management.
Results showed that demographic figures of footballers are likely to influence conflict management. Compromise and avoidance are chosen as methods of conflict resolution by the majority of footballers. Non-attacking footballers, married ones, parents and older ones seem to be more cooperative and less assertive.