This study examines the gender differences in an extent to which humor and social support are associated with psychological well-being among 160 young adults in Hong Kong. Relationships between measures of social support and psychological well-being were not significantly different between men and women. The moderating effect of coping humor between perceived social support from friends/significant other and environmental mastery (one measure of psychological well-being) was significant for women only. In general, the findings manifested that coping humor might moderate the adaptive effects of social support on psychological well-being. Implications for the results are discussed, highlighting the possibly complex relationships among gender, social support, and humor to mental health.
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||American Journal of Psychological Research|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Aug 2010|