Humor sense, distress tolerance and social adjustment

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 MA in General Psychology, Bojnourd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bojnourd, Iran

2 Assistant professor of educational psychology, Bojnourd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bojnourd, Iran

Abstract

The main purpose of the current research was to determine the relationship between sense of humor and distress tolerance with social adjustment in high school students of Bojnourd. A sample of 400 female students, based on  were selected by multistage random sampling and completed the questionnaires of social adjustment (Weissman & Bothwell, 1976), distress tolerance (Simons & Gaher,2005) and multiple humor sense scale (Thorson & Powell, 1993). Data were analyzed using correlational coefficient and stepwise multiple regression. Results revealed that 6 variable (social use and creativity, coping use, attitude towards funny people, Tolerance, Absorption and regulation) were significant predictors of social adjustment. The altogether variables explained for 31% of social adjustment variance. Hence between humor and distress tolerance with social adjustment in students signification correlated. However results subsidiary hypothesis revealed that correlation between humor and social adjustment and distress tolerance and social adjustment positive and significant. The hypothesis was confirmed.

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