Volume 17, Number 6 (1-2014)                   hmj 2014, 17(6): 541-551 | Back to browse issues page


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Khodabakhsh M, Kiani F. Investigation of relationship between adaptive and maladaptive humor style with psychological well-Being among nurses. hmj. 2014; 17 (6) :541-551
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-1131-en.html

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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.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/01/8 | Accepted: 2014/01/8 | Published: 2014/01/8

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