The association between sense of humour and trauma-related mental health outcomes: two exploratory studies

Boerner, Michaela and Joseph, Stephen and Murphy, David (2017) The association between sense of humour and trauma-related mental health outcomes: two exploratory studies. Journal of Loss and Trauma . ISSN 1532-5032

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Abstract

Two studies (n = 73, n = 132) explored the association between sense of humour and trauma related well-being outcomes. It was found that sense of humour was not associated with reports of posttraumatic growth as measured by the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI). Self-enhancing humour was positively associated with positive changes as measured by the CiOQ-P. Benign humour styles were associated negatively with emotion regulation difficulties and negative changes (CiOQ-N). Self-defeating humour was associated positively with negative changes, avoidant states and emotion regulation difficulties. The results suggest that self-enhancing humour could be helpful in order to cope with trauma.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Loss and Trauma on 27/03/2017 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15325024.2017.1310504
Keywords: Humour, Posttraumatic growth, Trauma, Posttraumatic stress, Well-being
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Identification Number: 10.1080/15325024.2017.1310504
Depositing User: Murphy, David
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 13:12
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 22:54
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/43632

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