Date of Award
University Scholars Director
Dr. Christine Chaney
First Advisor/Committee Member
Dr. Ruth Ediger
Second Advisor/Committee Member
humor, female, leadership, workplace, female leadership, professionalism
This research investigates the relationship between humor, gender, and leadership effectiveness. To explore the relationship between these factors, I asked individuals what they thought about the relationship between humor and their experiences with female leaders. For this research, female is defined as a person who identifies as a woman. Humor is defined as the act of making jokes to elicit a response. My research focuses on the relationship between humor and female leadership as measured by individuals’ attitudes. The results show that some people believe there is a correlation between humor and female leadership, but does not prove conclusively that there is a correlation between the two factors. This preliminary research uses the variable of people’s attitudes towards this relationship, instead of measuring the correlation between variables of humor and female leadership.
Hollar, Lillian, "Understanding Humor in Female Leadership" (2018). Honors Projects. 85.