Humor styles, self-esteem, and subjective happiness

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-525
Journal / PublicationPsychological Reports
Volume115
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014

Abstract

This study examined how humor styles could mediate the effect of self-esteem on subjective happiness. 227 Hong Kong undergraduate students completed the Humor Styles Questionnaire, the Roxsenberg Self-esteem Scale, and the Subjective Happiness Scale. Results showed adaptive humor styles (affiliative humor and self-enhancing humor) significantly predicted self-esteem and subjective happiness and mediated the relationship between self-esteem and subjective happiness. Maladaptive humor styles (aggressive humor and self-defeating humor) did not strongly predict self-esteem or subjective happiness. The mediation effects of humor styles found in the present research provided useful suggestions for future studies.

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Humor styles, self-esteem, and subjective happiness. / Yue, Xiao Dong; Wing-Yin, Katy Liu; Jiang, Feng; Hiranandani, Neelam Arjan.

In: Psychological Reports, Vol. 115, No. 2, 01.10.2014, p. 517-525.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review