Portland State University. Department of Sociology
Charles D. Bolton
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Sociology
1 online resource (193 p.)
Joking relationships, Mental health personnel
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?
Martin, Daniel D., "The use of humor in the social construction of role relationships in a behavioral treatment setting" (1985). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3577.