Investigation of relationship between adaptive and maladaptive humor style with psychological well-Being among nurses

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Mohammadreza Khodabakhsh 1 , Fariba Kiani 2 , *

1 PhD in Psychology, Young Researchs and Elite Club, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Mashhad, Iran.

2 in Psychology, Young Researchs and Elite Club, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord Branch, Shahrekord, Iran.

How to Cite: Khodabakhsh M, Kiani F. Investigation of relationship between adaptive and maladaptive humor style with psychological well-Being among nurses, Hormozgan Med J. 2014 ; 17(6):e88265.

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Hormozgan Medical Journal: 17 (6); e88265
Published Online: September 17, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 16, 2012
Accepted: September 17, 2012

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Abstract

Introduction: Concerning the importance of examining the determinants and effective
variables in psychological well-being, this study was conducted to investigate the
relationship between adaptive and maladaptive humor style with psychological well-being
among nurses.
Methods: This descriptive- correlation study was conducted on 190 nursing students (78
males and 112 females) from nursing students of Tehran Universities in 2009. All
participants were randomly selected and asked to complete the humor styles questionnaire
(HSQ; Martin et al., 2003) and Ryff’s Psychological Wellbeing Scales (Ryff & Keyes.,
1995). Collectes data was analyzed using Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient
and regression analysis with SPSS 18.
Results: Results of this study showed that adaptive and maladaptive aspects of humor styles
had significant positive and negative correlation with psychological well-being, respectively.
The results of regression analysis revealed that aspects of psychological well-being were
predictable by adaptive and maladaptive humor styles.
Conclusion: According to findings relationship between adaptive and maladaptive humor
style with psychological well-being among nurses, could help nurses toward protecting and
promoting mental health. Adaptive and maladaptive humor styles knowledge can play a
significant role in predicting psychological well-being among nurses.

Keywords

Humor Styles- Psychological Well-Being- Nurses

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