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作者 Peterson, Angelina K
書名 Gallows humor usage by crisis mental health clinicians: A funny way to cope with stress
國際標準書號 9780496895144
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說明 133 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 65-12, Section: B, page: 6669
Thesis (Psy.D.)--The Wright Institute, 2004
This dissertation examines the relationships between gallows humor, stress, and depression in crisis mental health clinicians. The data for this study were collected from 44 professional clinicians who frequently encountered crisis situations at their places of employment. It was hypothesized that individuals who experienced a high level of stress in their lives would tend to use gallows humor as a coping mechanism to ward off depressive symptoms. Stress was measured through the Derogatis Stress Profile (Derogatis, 1980). Depression was measured with the Beck Depression Inventory-II (Beck, 1994). Gallows Humor was measured with the Gallows Humor Scale (Coughlin, 2002), and general humor was measured with the Situational Humor Response Questionnaire (Martin & Lefcourt, 1984). Pearson correlations were used to analyze the relationships between stress, depression, and humor usage
The results of this study found that individuals with higher levels of stress did indeed use more gallows humor than those who did not report experiencing as much stress. A significant positive relationship was found to exist between stress and depression, suggesting that higher levels of stress may cause an increase in depressive symptoms. It was also found, however, that gender impacts this relationship. Although women showed a strong positive relationship between stress and depression, men did not. Finally, gallows humor and regular humor were found to be significantly related to each other
School code: 0253
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 65-12B
主題 Health Sciences, Mental Health
Psychology, Clinical
Alt Author The Wright Institute
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