An Extension and Further Validation of the Potential for Conflict Index

Short Description

The Potential for Conflict Index (PCI) was developed to facilitate understanding and applicability of leisure, recreation, and human dimensions findings to managerial concerns. The PCI ranges from 0 (minimal potential for conflict) to 1 (maximum potential for conflict) and simultaneously describes a variable's central tendency, dispersion, and shape using a graphic display. This article (a) describes applications of the original formulation of the PCI (PCI1) to illustrate the statistic's practical utility, (b) introduces the second generation of the PCI (PCI2) and discusses enhancements incorporated in this version, (c) describes efforts to validate the PCI2, and (d) offers suggestions for continuing the empirical validation process. Programs for calculating, graphing, and comparing PCI2values are freely available from

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