James, L and Fox, CL (2018) Longitudinal associations between younger children’s humour styles and psychosocial adjustment. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 36 (4). pp. 589-605. ISSN 2044-835X

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Whilst a multitude of studies have examined links between different styles of humour and aspects of adjustment, longitudinal research is noticeably lacking. Following a study which identified bidirectional associations between humour styles and psychosocial adjustment in older children, the current research aimed to investigate these associations in younger children. In total, 413 children aged 8–11 years completed the humour styles questionnaire for younger children (HSQ‐Y) alongside measures of psychosocial adjustment in both the autumn and the summer over the course of a school year. Findings across the school year suggested that children's adjustment may impact significantly on their use of different styles of humour. Further longitudinal research over a longer time period would now be beneficial to further increase our understanding of the associations between humour styles and adjustment throughout development.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Wiley at https://doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12244 . Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: children, humour, humour styles, longitudinal, psychosocial adjustment
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2018 13:14
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2019 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/4542

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