It’s no laughing matter: Humour, resilience, happiness and the self, a typology approach

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Conway, Stephen
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Higher Diploma in Arts in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The present study investigated humour styles, self-efficacy, temperament and their relationship to self-esteem, resilience and happiness. With a sample of (n=160) Humour styles were examined in a correlational study. Adaptive humour styles (self-enhancing and affiliative) were found to moderate associations with the though the more significant relationships were found between Temperament (mood, cheerfulness) along with gender age, relationship status and the resilience, self-esteem and happiness. While the maladaptive styles (self-defeating and aggressive) were found to have weak and no significant relationships respectfully. During research it was found that a typology approach to study humour styles may garner more reflexive results of how humour styles interact with in an individual each with a differing relationships to the well-being indicators was pertinent. 4 distinct clusters where found with unique relationships to the independent variables.