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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Sociologija / Sociology (S005)
Author(s): Vaitulionytė, Gabrielė;Naujanienė, Rasa
Title: Humoras socialinio darbo praktikoje: socialinių darbuotojų patirties analizė
Other Title: The uses of humor in social work practice: analysis of social workers’ experience
Is part of: Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai = Social work. Experience and methods. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, 2016, T. 18(2)
Extent: p. 51-67
Date: 2016
Note: e-ISSN 2029-5820
Keywords: Humoras;Socialinio darbas;Humoro tabu;Humor process;Social work;Humor taboo
Abstract: Straipsnyje pristatomas kokybinis tyrimas, kuriame analizuota socialinių darbuotojų, dirbančių tarpkultūrinio socialinio darbo srityje, profesinės veiklos patirtis. Remiantis socialinio konstrukcionizmo perspektyva, pripažįstančia tarpusavio sąveikos intersubjektyvumą bei kontekstualumą, tyrime siekiama parodyti, kaip socialinių darbuotojų praktikos procese naudojamas humoras. Tyrimo rezultatai atskleidžia humoro vaidmenį, išryškinant jo naudojimo galimybes ir privalumus socialinio darbo procese bei socialinio darbuotojo kompetencijas, būtinas gebėti darbuotojo ir kliento sąveikoje tikslingai panaudoti humorą
The article discusses how humor could enrich social work practice and guideline social workers. Social work field is not that traditionally relates with humor. While social work scholars argue that social work field is full of contradictions and humor is relevant tool to express those contradictions and paradoxes. In micro level practice Gitterman (2003) suggests humor could be a creative tool that “must be used differently based on client background, level of functioning, and specific situation”. Article presents results of qualitative study. The analysis of social workers’ professional experiences is based on social constructionism perspective with the aim to explain how humor is used in everyday practice and how use of purposive humor could be helpful in social work intervention. Episodic interviews with six social workers working in intercultural social work field were conducted. Transcripts of interviews were analyzed through conceptualization, developing story and maximizing aims of the study. Anonymity and confidentiality was considered. The results of analysis demonstrate that humor is unique experience in the sociocultural context. Discursive categories explain the purpose of humor for practice, circumstances and conditions for using that determine how the use of humor could contribute to the success of a social worker-client interaction. Using humor is considered as professional competence, which suggests that “having a good sense of humor” and appropriate use of humor with ability to demonstrate empathy and honesty in social worker-client interaction is an important part of social worker competence. Humor as a professional competence contained understanding of the humorous taboo. During analysis were explored how using humor and cultural stories of clients create mezzo level strategies for professional social work practice
Affiliation(s): Lietuvos Raudonojo Kryžiaus draugija
Socialinio darbo katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai / Social Work. Experience and Methods 2016, nr. 18 (2)
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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