The Differences in Adolescent Humor Style Preferences

Minela, Kerla (2012) The Differences in Adolescent Humor Style Preferences. In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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The Subject of this study are the styles of adolescent humor, their self-evaluation and school success. The study will use a correlation draft, in which descriptive-analytical method will be used. The Instruments will consist of HSQ scales (Humor Styles Questionnaire, Martin, 2003), RSS (Rosenberg self-esteem scale, Rosenberg, 1965), SPINO scales (Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, Waston, Clark and Tellegen, 1998, α = .82), a questionnaire SOUL (Semantic differential adjectives of affiliative humor, Kerla, 2011, N =100, NI = 26, α = . 96). In a sample of 110 adolescents, students of International School of Sarajevo, the results have shown that there are no statistically significant differences in preference of styles of humor in female and male adolescents. However, there are significant differences in preference of afilliative style of humor in primary and secondary school students (t = 2.6 p = 0.11), as of self-defeating style of humor in elementary and high school students (t = -2.36, p = 0.02).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: humor, humor styles, afiliative humor, self-esteem
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. IT Center Editor
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2012 08:13
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 08:13

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