Let me be serious about humour: Using Grounded Theory to explore the role of humour as a tool of resilience in coping with physical disability

Sharp, Lee (2017) Let me be serious about humour: Using Grounded Theory to explore the role of humour as a tool of resilience in coping with physical disability. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

Aim: The present study aimed to explore the role of humour as a tool of resilience in those with physical disabilities. Method: 9 interviews were conducted with people with physical disabilities. A grounded theory approach was utilised to investigate the experiences of humorous interactions involving the participants’ disability. Results: A core category emerged from the analysis: “Humour as a tool of resilience in those with physical disability”. Discussion: People with disabilities are faced with interactions to which they display humour behaviours relating to their disabilities regularly, that the interpretation and understanding of the interaction is influenced by many factors and that how these interact will influence perceived resilience outcomes. Current individual humour theories do not adequately explain the findings in this research and a new framework is suggested and recommendations made for future studies.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BSc (Hons) Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grounded Theory, Disability, Resilience, Humour/Humor Theories.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Departments > Psychology and Counselling
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Wendy Ellison
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2017 12:19
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 12:19
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2908

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