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Title: Adult playfulness and its relationship with humor, subjective happiness and depression: a comparative study of Hong Kong and mainland China
Authors: Leung, Chun Lok Ryan (梁駿樂)
Department: Department of Applied Social Sciences
Issue Date: 2014
Course: SS4708 Research Project in Psychology
Programme: Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology
Instructor: Dr. Yue, Xiaodong
Subjects: Play -- China -- Hong Kong -- Psychological aspects.
Play -- China -- Psychological aspects.
Adulthood -- China -- Hong Kong -- Psychological aspects.
Adulthood -- China -- Psychological aspects.
Citation: Leung, C. L. R. (2014). Adult playfulness and its relationship with humor, subjective happiness and depression: a comparative study of Hong Kong and mainland China (Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS)). Retrieved from City University of Hong Kong, CityU Institutional Repository.
Abstract: Playfulness in adult has been shown to be beneficial to different aspects of well-being. Yet, adult playfulness remains an understudied concept, especially in Chinese society. To address this gap in research, this study aimed to investigate adult playfulness and its relationship with humor, subjective happiness and depression among university students from Hong Kong and Guangdong. A total of 325 students were asked to complete a self-administered questionnaire. Results revealed positive correlations between adult playfulness, sense of humor, adaptive humor styles, importance of humor, self humor and subjective happiness. Negative correlation between adult playfulness and self-rating depression was also found. In addition, hierarchical regression analysis showed that the two adaptive humor styles were strong predictors for adult playfulness. Furthermore, the relationship between adult playfulness and subjective happiness was mediated by adaptive humor styles, importance of humor and mother’s humor, whereas the relationship between adult playfulness and depression was mediated by adaptive humor styles. This study provided initial details of Chinese playfulness and further confirmed the value of playfulness in psychological well-being. Suggestions for future studies were also discussed.
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