Relationships between personality and the everyday use of humor

John B. Nezlek , Peter L. Derks


Each day for two weeks participants described how often they had used four types of humor that day: affiliative, self-enhancing, aggressive, and self-defeat-ing humor. Participants also completed the Humor Styles Questionnaire (HSQ), the Coping with Humor scale (CHS), a measure of the Five Factor Model (FFM) of personality, and the Rosenberg Self-esteem scale (RSE). A series of multilevel analyses (days nested within persons) found that Extraversion was positively related to the frequency of use of all four types of humor, whereas the other factors of the FFM were not related to daily humor use when they were included in analyses with Extraversion. Controlling for the factors of the FFM, self-esteem was negatively related to the daily use of aggressive and self-defeating humor, whereas Coping with Humor was positively related to the daily use of aggressive and self-defeating humor. Although relationships between our measures of the daily use of humor and the FFM, CHS, and RSE were similar to relationships between the HSQ and these measures, there were enough differences to suggest that our daily measures of humor provided insights into the use of humor that complemented and extended the insights provided by dispositional measures such as the HSQ.
Author John B. Nezlek (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
John B. Nezlek,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Peter L. Derks
Peter L. Derks,,
Journal seriesHUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research, [Humor], ISSN 0933-1719, e-ISSN 1613-3722, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.9
Keywords in Englishhumor styles, daily humor, diary methods, FFM, coping with humor, self-esteem
ASJC Classification1203 Language and Linguistics; 3200 General Psychology; 3310 Linguistics and Language; 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.614; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.66 (2) - 2017=1.059 (5)
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