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ERIC Number: EJ653492
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-1057-0314
Humor Usage in Comforting Episodes: Factors Predicting Outcomes.
Bippus, Amy M.
Western Journal of Communication, v64 n4 p359-84 Fall 2000
Explores the factors affecting the outcomes experienced by distressed persons (undergraduate students) when their comfort providers use humor during comforting interactions. Explains that results indicate the skillfulness of the comforting behavior, specific qualities of humor used, and the relationship between interactants predicted behavior. Suggests future research directions in interpersonal communication research. (PM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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