Is personality associated with humour use

Document Type:Thesis

Subject Area:Statistics

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Primarily, the affiliative humor styles are directed towards the promotion of connections. Hence, this hypothesis seeks to set out the first objective of the paper which is to examine the correlation between the Five Factor of personality and the four humor styles of Martin et al. by using an Australian sample. Based on the projections of the humor styles and personalities, it can be assumed that the type of humor has an impact on a person’s personality. Presumably, extroverts have an affinity to the affiliative humor styles which draw more attention to them and amplify their personality in the long term. The results are in essence divided into two portions which address the two main objectives and hypotheses of the study.

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Hence, the results are geared to cumulatively represent each objective outcome. On the basis of the first hypothesis that extrovert personalities have affiliative humor styles. Out of the survey, the mean results obtained from the assessment of the personality types of the participants stood at 31. 90 after applying the Glodenberg (1990) personality scale to measure the Big Five personality factors. The correlations to these statistics revealed that the extroverts exhibited positive linear correlation to extraversion and 0. 504 positive linear correlation to the affiliative humor of the total participants. The second hypothesis of the study was that extrovert personalities have affiliative humor which has a positive effect on the subjective well-being. The outcomes of this hypothesis were to clarify the second objective of the study.

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Ideally, the survey in this instance focused on the participants’ perception of their self-worth. 333 positive linear correlation of all participants’ results. The Pearson correlation on the positive affect was equally at 1 indicating positive linear correlation. Discussion The research was primarily conducted to establish if personality was associated with humor use. This was aimed at determining if the different personalities of individuals were in any way affiliated with their perception of humor. Additionally, the study looked into how the use of humor also had a role in shaping the personality of individuals. This practically means that the relationship that exists between affiliative humor and extraversion is positively accounted for. The second hypothesis represented the second objective of the study that was primarily investigating the potential role that self-worth may play in the relationship between personality and humor styles.

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This section focused on the affirmation that extravert personalities have affiliate humor which has a positive effect on the subjective well-being. The subjective well-being in this instance refers to an individual’s global evaluative judgment of the quality of their life. In essence, the positive effect thus is bound to be as a result of self-enhancing humor or affiliative humor. This is further supported by the fact that, previous studies by Martin et al. (2003) indicated similar patterns in terms of the relationship between extraversion and affiliative humor. Primarily, the Humor Styles Questionnaire developed by Martin et al. (2003) was aimed at observing the different ways in which humor may be used. The HSQ thus establishes that individuals who use affiliative humor, have higher levels of extraversion and are more open to experiences (Martin et al.

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The outcome of the study in relation to the second hypothesis affirmed that self-worth and perception played a significant role in the relationship between personality and humor style (Ruch & Heintz, 2013). Galloway (2010) confirmed this stance in his finding that individuals with aggressive humor are more likely to have low self-esteem. The findings of this study are important in the field as they are an advancement in the studies surrounding personality and humor. As more studies are conducted, the findings of this research have the theoretical implication of adding more information on the previously conducted studies in the same area. Additionally, the findings being more particular to extraversion, affiliative humor and the subjective well-being, makes studies revolving around the given areas to be unique.

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