Humor in children: A nonverbal humor test

La Rue Allen, Edward Zigler

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Abstract

This study presents results of the investigation of reliability and validity of the Children's Nonverbal Humor Test. Three hundred and seventy-eight children, ages 5 to 14 were studied. Item-total correlations, split half reliabilities, test-retest reliabilities and correlations with IQ formed the basis for determining general construct validity and stability of the measure. The measure demonstrated satisfactory reliability and validity. Age and gender were found to influence the ability to construct a humor response. The measure was found to be most useful for measuring humor responses response. The measure was found to be most useful for measuring humor responses in children ages 5 to 10.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-276
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Applied Developmental Psychology
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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