Communication of Humor During Bereavement: Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Emotion Management Strategies

@article{BoothButterfield2014CommunicationOH,
  title={Communication of Humor During Bereavement: Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Emotion Management Strategies},
  author={Melanie Booth-Butterfield and Melissa Bekelja Wanzer and Nancy E. Weil and Elyse Krezmien},
  journal={Communication Quarterly},
  year={2014},
  volume={62},
  pages={436 - 454}
}
Some people cope more effectively with grief than others. This study examined how the communication of humor plays a role in managing emotions and physical symptoms related to bereavement. Results from 484 individuals who had experienced the death of a loved one reveal that predispositional humor production is associated with greater coping efficacy, reduced incidence of negative physical and emotional symptoms, and, overall, aids individuals in functioning during grief. Differential patterns… Expand
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