Development of a measure of humour appreciation

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

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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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