Date of Graduation

Spring 2017

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Business and Organizational Communication - Public Relations

Research Sponsor

Dr. Heather Walter

First Reader

Julie Cajigas

Second Reader

Bianca Hicks


This project focuses on the conflict that occurs between roommates and proposes an hour and a half training module designed to help participants understand the impact of conflict on their relationships and to develop strategies for improved conflict resolution in the future. The training will be based on the Thomas-Kilmann MODE Instrument, history of conflict styles, and how conflict and conflict styles affect roommate conflict.