RUSSIAN-LANGUAGE ADAPTATION OF THE HUMOR STYLES QUESTIONNAIRE DEVELOPED BY R. MARTIN
E.M. Ivanova1, 2, O.V. Mitina2, 3, A.S. Zaytseva3, E.A. Stefanenko1, S.N. Enikolopov1, 2
1 Mental Health Research Center, Academy of Medical Sciences, 2 Moscow City University of Psychology and Education, 3 M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow
The article presents the results of the adaptation of the styles of humor questionnaire by R. Martin on the Russian student sample (N=604). The questionnaire measures the propensity to use styles of humor, which vary in their adaptation/maladaptation and focus on self/others. The questionnaire includes four scales corresponding to the affiliative, self-supporting, aggressive and self-deprecating styles of humor. The results of the study confirm the four-factor structure of the questionnaire and demonstrate reliability and validity of the scales. The association of the adaptive styles of humor with the constructive coping strat¬egies and the quality of life, as well as the negative correlation of maladaptive styles of humor with the indicators of aggression are shown.
Keywords: humor, sense of humor, humor styles, coping, aggression.