Psychometric study of a Chinese version of the multidimensional sense of humor scale

Sai Kin HO, Maria P Y CHIK, James A. Thorson*

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This study sought to ascertain the internal consistency and factor structure of a Chinese translation of the Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale (MSHS; Thorson & Powell, 1993a). Based on earlier findings on Hong Kong participants, the instrument was revised, followed by translation and back-translation and then administered to 289 undergraduate and mature students at two universities in Hong Kong. The reliability of the scale in this sample was satisfactory (α = .88) with no gender or age difference. Factor analysis using Varimax principal components analysis presented a four-factor solution accounting for 53.67% of the variance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-434
Number of pages10
JournalNorth American Journal of Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)


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