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The association between sense of humour and trauma-related mental health outcomes: two exploratory studies

Boerner, Michaela; Joseph, Stephen; Murphy, David

Authors

Michaela Boerner



Abstract

Two studies (n = 73, n = 132) explored the association between sense of humour and trauma related well-being outcomes. It was found that sense of humour was not associated with reports of posttraumatic growth as measured by the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI). Self-enhancing humour was positively associated with positive changes as measured by the CiOQ-P. Benign humour styles were associated negatively with emotion regulation difficulties and negative changes (CiOQ-N). Self-defeating humour was associated positively with negative changes, avoidant states and emotion regulation difficulties. The results suggest that self-enhancing humour could be helpful in order to cope with trauma.

Citation

Boerner, M., Joseph, S., & Murphy, D. (in press). The association between sense of humour and trauma-related mental health outcomes: two exploratory studies. Journal of Loss and Trauma, https://doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2017.1310504

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 9, 2017
Online Publication Date Mar 27, 2017
Deposit Date Jun 20, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jun 20, 2017
Journal Journal of Loss and Trauma
Print ISSN 1532-5024
Electronic ISSN 1532-5032
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2017.1310504
Keywords Humour, Posttraumatic growth, Trauma, Posttraumatic stress, Well-being
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/43632
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15325024.2017.1310504
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Loss and Trauma on 27/03/2017 available online: http://www.tandfonline....0/15325024.2017.1310504

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