Department of Education Studies
A psychometric evaluation on the Chinese version of the multidimensional sense of humor scale for children (C-MSHSC)
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.
Aggressiveness, Children, Competency, Humor, Self-esteem, Teasing
Source Publication Title
Child Indicators Research
Link to Publisher's Edition
Ho, Sammy K., Maria P.Y. Chik, and Dennis W.K. Chan. "A psychometric evaluation on the Chinese version of the multidimensional sense of humor scale for children (C-MSHSC)." Child Indicators Research 5.1 (2012): 77-91.