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Reliability and Validity of the Humboldt Appreciation of Humor Scale

This study was conducted to assess the reliability and validity of the Humboldt Appreciation of Humor Scale (HAHS). The HAHS was assessed with undergraduate and graduate students from Humboldt State University. The scale is a 21-item Likert-type measure that was found to have good internal consistency (r = .93) and good test-retest reliability (r = .86). It was validated with a criterion-related measure, Humor Styles Questionnaire (r = .53), a discriminant measure, substance use questionnaire (r = .19), and a convergent measure, Beck’s Hopelessness Scale (r = .55).

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