A1 Journal article (refereed)
Huumori työnohjaajan ja ohjattavan vuorovaikutuksessa (2020)

Heininen, E., Siilin, S., & Valkonen, T. (2020). Huumori työnohjaajan ja ohjattavan vuorovaikutuksessa. Työelämän tutkimus, 18(1), 14-29. https://doi.org/10.37455/tt.90570

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All authors or editorsHeininen, Elina; Siilin, Sakari; Valkonen, Tarja

Journal or seriesTyöelämän tutkimus



Publication year2020


Issue number1

Pages range14-29

PublisherTyöelämän tutkimusyhdistys ry ; Tampereen yliopisto, Työelämän tutkimuskeskus

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68362


Humour can occur in interpersonal communication in multiple ways, and it serves severalcommunicative functions. Humour has been found to improve people’s willingness to co-operate and the openness of communication. This study examined humour inprofessional guidance by focusing on the styles and communicative functions of humour. The research was conducted qualitatively, and interaction analysis was used as the method. The data included three professional guidance meetings. According tothe results, humour seemed to improve social interaction during the sessions. Humour helped practitioners and clients to manage tensionsin their relationship. Humour was often expressed in an affiliative way, which seemed to improve cooperation betweenthe parties. Humour also seemed to help practitioners and clients manage stress. Overall, humour seemed to help the parties achieve the goals of the professional guidance. The results of our study help in understanding humour in professional guidance and its role in successful practice.

Keywordshumourwork supervisioninteractionwork advisors

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2020

JUFO rating1

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