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={M. Booth-Butterfield and M. Wanzer and Nancy Weil and Elyse Krezmien},
  journal={Communication Quarterly},
  year={2014},
  volume={62},
  pages={436 - 454}
}
  • M. Booth-Butterfield, M. Wanzer, +1 author Elyse Krezmien
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • Communication Quarterly
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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