Intra-family conflict in Nepal: result of a game between doing and getting done



dyadic conflict, intergenerational conflict, intra-family conflict, manifest conflict, perceived conflict


The main purpose of this attempt is to outline the avenues for future studies on intra-family conflict through a review of relevant literature. The present study aims to examine the relations due to intra-family conflict as the result of a game between 'doing' and 'getting done in Nepal. Secondary data through descriptive design is used in search of conceptual clarity that intra-family conflict refers to problems, oppositions, or differences that occur within the family setup. The present paper tries in a non-technical way to discuss the basic notions of game theory under the aspect of social sciences. Different reviewed studies help represent many factors that should be considered for their potential to investigate the family conflict. A better understanding of intra-family conflict needed both to prevent conflict and enable improved management of it.  The potential way to get new knowledge underneath the game would be the process to accommodate the conflict between ‘doing’ and ‘getting done through the concerned review is the crux of this study.


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Bhusal, D. (2021). Intra-family conflict in Nepal: result of a game between doing and getting done. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 5(2), 92-98.



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