Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 203

Full Length Research Paper

Analysis of an interpersonal conflict: The office fictitious or non fictitious conflict and ending

Ryan Christopher Morton
  • Ryan Christopher Morton
  • Howland High School, University of Toledo, United States.
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  •  Received: 29 September 2014
  •  Accepted: 05 March 2015
  •  Published: 30 April 2015


The Office was analyzed to determine if television shows portrayed believable conflicts and resolutions in real life. One episode was analyzed, “Dinner Party,” and important interpersonal relationship problems were documented for evidence that correlated with the research previously founded. The episode was watched multiple times and patterns inside of the research were corresponded with what occurred in the show. Major aspects analyzed were what began the conflict, depression amongst relationships, and topics argued most amongst couples. It was determined that if these results matched up with the television show, then shows would be life- like to the audience.

Key words: Interpersonal conflict, interpersonal relationship, couples dispute, dissatisfaction, depression.