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Resilient negotiators: the effects of trait negotiation resilience on behavior, perception and outcomes

Resilient negotiators: the effects of trait negotiation resilience on behavior, perception and... This study aims to test the contributions of a new type of resilience, Trait Negotiation Resilience (TNR; Nelson et al., 2016), to negotiators’ effective behavior, perception of opponent and negotiation outcomes.Design/methodology/approachA laboratory study (N = 98; 49 dyads) featuring a mixed-motive negotiation task. Participants self-reported TNR (emotional skills, social sensitivity, intrinsic motivation for self-improvement and a sense of purpose to life events) up to a week before negotiating. After the negotiations, they rated their opponents on resilient, effective personal attributes and reported their own subjective value (SV). Trained judges watched the negotiations, coded objective outcomes and rated negotiators on dimensions of effective negotiation behavior. Statistical analyses accounted for dyadic interdependence.FindingsTNR predicted higher levels of effective negotiation behavior, which, in turn, fully mediated TNR’s favorable contribution to negotiated value. TNR also predicted higher levels of SV, and this contribution was partially mediated by perceiving effective personal attributes in the opponent.Research limitations/implicationsThe sample size was moderate and it consisted of undergraduate students, most of them female.Originality/valueEvidence on the contribution of a personality construct to both outcome and process negotiator variables; contribution to the research of specific types of resilience. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Conflict Management Emerald Publishing

Resilient negotiators: the effects of trait negotiation resilience on behavior, perception and outcomes

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1044-4068
DOI
10.1108/ijcma-12-2019-0222
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Abstract

This study aims to test the contributions of a new type of resilience, Trait Negotiation Resilience (TNR; Nelson et al., 2016), to negotiators’ effective behavior, perception of opponent and negotiation outcomes.Design/methodology/approachA laboratory study (N = 98; 49 dyads) featuring a mixed-motive negotiation task. Participants self-reported TNR (emotional skills, social sensitivity, intrinsic motivation for self-improvement and a sense of purpose to life events) up to a week before negotiating. After the negotiations, they rated their opponents on resilient, effective personal attributes and reported their own subjective value (SV). Trained judges watched the negotiations, coded objective outcomes and rated negotiators on dimensions of effective negotiation behavior. Statistical analyses accounted for dyadic interdependence.FindingsTNR predicted higher levels of effective negotiation behavior, which, in turn, fully mediated TNR’s favorable contribution to negotiated value. TNR also predicted higher levels of SV, and this contribution was partially mediated by perceiving effective personal attributes in the opponent.Research limitations/implicationsThe sample size was moderate and it consisted of undergraduate students, most of them female.Originality/valueEvidence on the contribution of a personality construct to both outcome and process negotiator variables; contribution to the research of specific types of resilience.

Journal

International Journal of Conflict ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: May 25, 2021

Keywords: Trait negotiation resilience (TNR); Effective negotiation behavior; Perception of negotiation opponent; Individual differences in negotiation; Negotiation laboratory study

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