Humor Styles, Subjective Happiness and Self-Esteem Among Indian Adolescents
Keywords:Humor Style, Happiness, Self-Esteem, School Students
AbstractThis study examined how humor styles could mediate the effect of self-esteem on subjective happiness. 150 Indian school students completed the Humor Styles Questionnaire, the Rosenberg 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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