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| Published: August 03, 2021

Humor and Subjective Well-Being among Women Across Age Groups


Psychologist, Freelance Consultant, Calicut, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Navyashree G C

Assistant Professor, Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research In Psychology, SDM College, Ujire, India Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0903.033


Humor is an enjoyable activity and subjective well-being refers to the evaluations and judgments that an individual makes about their quality of life. Usually, women undergo major changes throughout her adulthood which includes accomplishment of job, satisfaction of expectations, financial shifts, menopause, role changes, commitment, retirement etc. Sometimes changes in experience might be health problems, unsatisfied parenting, failure in accomplishing dreams, unsatisfied relations; low level in job satisfactions reduces the level of well-being in women. There are more tremendous benefits for health and well-being through sense of humor. The present study examines humor and subjective well-being among women across age groups. And study further examines the relationship between the humor and subjective well-being. The participants of the study included 130 women across age groups such as 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, and 61-70 years. Humor was assessed using Richmond Humor Assessment Instrument (RHAI) developed by Richmond (1999) and Subjective well- being inventory developed by Nagpal, R and Sell, H (1985, 1992) used to assess the level of subjective well-being. Obtained data was analyzed using one way analysis of variance, post-hoc analysis and Karl Pearson coefficient of correlation. The result indicates that there is a significant difference in the level of subjective well-being and humor among women across age groups. There is a positive relationship between humor and subjective well-being among women across age groups.

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021