publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Self-construal as moderator in the relationship between self-esteem and humour style

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  • Published: 03 Apr 2014
  • Country: South Africa
M.A. (Clinical Psychology) Humour serves various intrapersonal and interpersonal functions. The affiliative, self-enhancing, aggressive and self-defeating humour styles are employed by individuals throughout their interactions and can influence their and others’ intrapersonal and interpersonal functioning. Humour styles have been related to positive attributes, such as self-esteem and optimism. Individual differences in the type of humour style displayed could furthermore be influenced by an individual’s cultural background. Self-esteem can be understood as an overall evaluation of one’s worth or value. Differences in self-esteem have been found between cultures...
free text keywords: Self-esteem, Humor, Self-perception
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