Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Education Studies

Language

English

Abstract

In the current study, the Humour Styles Questionnaire Children Version (HSQC) was translated into Chinese. The psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Humour Styles Questionnaire Children version (C-HSQC) were examined. The C-HSQC and psychological measures on humour, self-esteem, depression, and coping behaviors were administered to a sample of 361 primary-five and -six students in Hong Kong. Confirmatory factor analyses, concurrent, convergent, and discriminant validity were assessed to examine the construct validity of the questionnaire. The results indicated a moderately strong fit of the model of the hypothesized four-factor structure of two adaptive (i.e., affiliative and self-enhancing) and two maladaptive (i.e., aggressive and self-defeating) humour styles. Results provided good support for the use of the C-HSQC in measuring humour of Hong Kong children.

Keywords

humour, psychometric evaluation, children

Publication Date

2016

Source Publication Title

The European Journal of Humour Research

Volume

4

Issue

3

Start Page

61

End Page

75

Publisher

Cracow Tertium Society for the Promotion of Language Studies

Peer Reviewed

1

Copyright

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

DOI

10.7592/EJHR2016.4.3.ku

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.7592/EJHR2016.4.3.ku

ISSN (electronic)

2307700X

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