Development of a measure of humour appreciation

Maria P. Y. Chik*, Geoffrey N. Molloy, C. S. Benjamin Leung

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    The procedure for the development of a measure of humour appreciation among a convenience sample of 53 primary school children attending a one-week summer program held in Hong Kong is described. Two sets of visual stimuli depicting pictures of local celebrities portrayed either veridically (congruously) or incongruously were established from a pool of 30 pictorial items. The pictures were ranked for their humour properties yielding a 16-item test battery. Analyses of children's responses clearly indicated that incongruous pictures were rated as significantly funnier than congruous pictures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)26-31
    Number of pages6
    JournalAustralian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Education
    • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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