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This study was designed and conducted with the purpose to investigate the use of conflict management strategies of primary and high school head teachers as well as to compare the dominant conflict style teachers prefer with this of head teachers’ ones. Data were collected from a sample of ran¬domly selected 301 school head teachers and teachers in Greek schools, who responded to a structured questionnaire based on Holton and Holton (1992) ‘Conflict Management Strategies Scale’ modified by Balay (2006).Three conflict management strategies (competing, avoiding and compromising) were examined in terms of gender, education level, working experience and school size. The findings of the present study indicated that head teachers are more likely to use compromising strategies than teachers. Moreover, statisti¬cally significant differences were revealed in the preferred dominating style in terms of gender, school size and educational level. However, no statisti¬cally significant correlation with the style, the professional experience or age was found.