Title

Do adaptive humor styles mediate the relationship between emotional intelligence and well-being?

Date of Publication

5-24-2021

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology Major in Social and Cultural Psychology

Subject Categories

Social Psychology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Psychology

Thesis Advisor

Madelene A. Sta. Maria

Defense Panel Chair

Marissa O. Calleja

Defense Panel Member

Darren Dumaop
Marc Eric Reyes

Abstract/Summary

Evidence suggests that emotional intelligence is associated with adaptive humor styles, and that both predict well-being. However, an examination of these variables together under a mediation model is lacking. Using the Broaden and Build theory, a mediation model was developed proposing that emotionally intelligent individuals use adaptive humor styles (affiliative humor and self-enhancing humor) to attain well-being. Adaptive humor styles were examined as a mediator between emotional intelligence and well-being. The model was tested on 140 adult participants from Metro Manila, Philippines. Andrew Hayes' PROCESS macro mediation revealed that although emotional intelligence and adaptive humor styles are significantly positively associated with well-being, adaptive humor styles do not mediate the relationship between emotional intelligence and well-being. Using the broaden and build theory, possible explanations were provided as to why this is, as well as the possible contexts required for humor to lead to well-being. Recommendations for future research includes exploring specific contexts for positive humor use in association with well-being. Keywords: emotional intelligence, humor, well-being, broaden and build theory

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Physical Description

[69 leaves]

Keywords

Emotional intelligence; Wit and humor; Well-being; Emotions; Positive psychology

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