Relationship between styles of humor and divergent thinking


Cayirdag N., Acar S.

2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.3236-3240 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.494
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.3236-3240

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between styles of humor and divergent thinking of Turkish 6(th), 7(th), and 8(th) grade students. Styles of humor were measured by Humor Style Questionnaire and divergent thinking was measured by Guilford's Uses Test. Two measurements were administered to 84 6(th), 7(th) and 8(th) grade students. Using bivariate correlations among 4 styles of humor, fluency, originality, and creativity, it was found that aggressive humor style was negatively correlated with fluency, originality, and creativity index and self- defeating humor style was negatively correlated with fluency scores. These results were discussed in terms of the association of humor and divergent thinking. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.