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|Title:||Humor styles, self-esteem and subjective happiness|
|Authors:||Liu, Katy Wing Yin (廖穎賢)|
|Department:||Department of Applied Social Studies|
|Course:||SS4708 Research Project in Psychology|
|Programme:||Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology|
|Instructor:||Dr. Yue, Xiaodong|
|Subjects:||Wit and humor -- Social aspects -- China -- Hong Kong.|
Self-esteem -- Social aspects -- China -- Hong Kong.
Happiness -- Social aspects -- China -- Hong Kong.
College students -- China -- Hong Kong -- Psychology.
|Citation:||Liu, K. W. Y. (2012). Humor styles, self-esteem and subjective happiness (Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS)). Retrieved from City University of Hong Kong, CityU Institutional Repository.|
|Abstract:||The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between humor styles, self-esteem and subjective happiness among Hong Kong Undergraduate students. 232 undergraduate students from 6 Hong Kong universities are asked to complete a self-administered questionnaire in the current study. Results showed that males considered themselves as more humorous than females. Meanwhile, males used more aggressive humor styles than females. However, both genders used more adaptive humor styles than maladaptive humor styles. Additionally, positive correlations were found between adaptive humor styles, self-esteem and subjective happiness. Adaptive humor styles were found to strengthen the relationship between self-esteem and subjective happiness. The significant findings on the relationship of humor styles, self-esteem and subjective happiness can be used as reference for similar studies in Hong Kong. In addition, the mediation effects of humor styles found in the present research provide useful suggestions for future intervention and therapeutic purposes in promoting mental health.|
|Appears in Collections:||OAPS - Dept. of Social and Behavioural Sciences |
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