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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Education Studies

Title

A psychometric evaluation on the Chinese version of the multidimensional sense of humor scale for children (C-MSHSC)

Language

English

Abstract

This study examined the internal consistency and factor structure of a Chinese translation of the Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale for Children (C-MSHSC), similar to the conceptual framework developed for Chinese adults (Ho et al. North American Journal of Psychology 10:425-434, 2008). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses supported the three theoretical humor dimensions: humor creation, coping with humor, and humor appreciation. Validity was assessed by correlations between the humor dimensions and measures of competency, selfesteem, personality, and behavioral characteristics. The results of most of the hypotheses were statistically significant and in the predicted directions. The C-MSHSC provides a useful measure for a variety of research and clinical applications in school-aged children. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Keywords

Aggressiveness, Children, Competency, Humor, Self-esteem, Teasing

Publication Date

2012

Source Publication Title

Child Indicators Research

Volume

5

Issue

1

Start Page

77

End Page

91

Publisher

Springer Verlag

ISSN (print)

1874897X

ISSN (electronic)

18748988

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