Advisor

Charles D. Bolton

Date of Award

1985

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Sociology

Department

Sociology

Physical Description

1 online resource (193 p.)

Subjects

Joking relationships, Mental health personnel

DOI

10.15760/etd.5461

Abstract

This study examined the use of humor between workers and managerial personnel of two different treatment teams within a residential treatment center for emotionally troubled youth. Three primary questions guided the research: (1) What indigenous types of occupational humor will be found within the treatment teams?, (2) How will the use of humor vary between front and back regions of treatment work?, and (3) How does occupational status affect the way in which team members target on another to be the "butt" of jokes and other humorous remarks?

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20306

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