Exploring Communicative Functions of Humor: The Development and Assessment of a New Functions of Humor Scale
This work develops and assesses a new Functions of Humor Scale, a scale that measures purposes (identification, clarification, enforcement, and differentiation) for which individuals enact humor. Two studies were conducted using undergraduate students (N = 210, N = 233) from different regions of the United States. Construct and criterion validity were established via factor analysis and the concurrent assessment of the new scale with previously published measures of humor. In addition, the scale produced good internal consistency coefficients for each factor. The researchers suggest continued testing and assessments for the new measure.
Atlantic Journal of Communication
Ramsey, M. C.,
Meyer, J. C.
(2019). Exploring Communicative Functions of Humor: The Development and Assessment of a New Functions of Humor Scale. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 27(1), 1-14.
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