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PS27P-04-45

The relation of self-compassion to self-related humor in Japanese university students

[Speaker] Yoshida, Kohei:1
[Co-author] Amemiya, Toshihiko:1
1:Kansai University (Japan)

Humor Styles Questionnaire (HSQ: Martin, Puhlik-Doris, Larsen, Gray, & Weir, 2003) have two types of self-related humor. Self-enhancing humor is a positive humor which cheers up oneself in stressful situation. Self-defeating humor is a negative humor which puts down oneself to gain the approval of others. Self-compassion consists of self-kindness versus self-judgment, common humanity versus isolation and mindfulness versus over-identification (Neff, 2009). Japanese version of HSQ (Yoshida, 2012) and Japanese version of the self-compassion scale (Arimitu, 2014) were applied to 177 (109 men, 68 women) Japanese university students. Self-enhancing humor positively correlated with the positive sides of self-compassion: self-kindness, common humanity and mindfulness. Self-enhancing humor also negatively correlated with the negative sides of self-compassion: self-judgment, isolation and over-identification. In contrast, self-defeating humor positively correlated with the negative sides of self-compassion: self-judgment, isolation and over-identification. The positive and negative types of self-related humor were clearly discriminated in the relation with self-compassion.

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