職場ユーモアが心身の健康と業務成果への自己評価に及ぼす効果  [in Japanese] The effect of humor in the workplace on mental/physical health and self-evaluation of job performance  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

In this study we aimed to examine the contents of humor in the Japanese workplace and to understand the effects of humor on mental/physical health and self-evaluation of job performance. Japanese workers (<i>N</i> = 436) responded to questionnaires addressing workplace humor, feelings about workplace, workplace communication, mental/physical health, and perceived job performance. An exploratory factor analysis indicated that there are five types of workplace humor: norm-violating humor, experience-sharing humor, workplace-enjoying humor, people-recalling humor, and outside-mocking humor. A covariance structural analysis showed that norm-violating humor and workplace-enjoying humor decreased mental and physical health by promoting both negative feelings in the workplace and self-disclosure about the negative side of work. Results also revealed that experience-sharing humor, people-recalling humor, and outside-mocking humor had a positive effect on the self-evaluation of job performance as well as mental and physical health, by promoting both positive feelings and mutual communication in the workplace. Results suggest that humor in the workplace has various influences on workers depending on the type of workplace humor.

Journal

  • The Japanese journal of psychology

    The Japanese journal of psychology 87(1), 21-31, 2016

    The Japanese Psychological Association

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005147561
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00123620
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    0021-5236
  • NDL Article ID
    027261887
  • NDL Call No.
    Z19-10
  • Data Source
    NDL  IR  J-STAGE 
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