Does Humor Predict Job Satisfaction? A Mediational Role of Self-Efficacy

Article Title: Does Humor Predict Job Satisfaction? A Mediational Role of Self-Efficacy

Author(s): Syeda Shahida Batool, Syeda Zahra Zubair&  Syeda Azra Batool

Institute(s): Department of Psychology, GC University Lahore; Department of Applied Psychology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 2014, Vol. 12, No.1, 12-16

Correspondence Address: Dr. Syeda Shahida Batool, Department of Psychology, GC University, Lahore, Pakistan; e-mail:


Humor and self-efficacy enable individuals to release tension, increase enjoyment, instill group cohesion, and enhance leadership. The present study aimed to explore the mediational role of self-efficacy on relationship between humor and job satisfaction amongst 200 bank officers. An opportunistic sampling technique was employed to recruit participants employed at three different banks. Relationships between self-efficacy, humor, and job satisfaction were inspected using mediational path analysis. The mediating effect of self-efficacy between humor and job satisfaction is to some extent insignificant. Humor and perceived self-efficacy have an apparent adaptive value, assist people in developing satisfaction with their work, and helps people manage work related aggravations and stressful situations.

Keywords: humor, self-efficacy, job satisfaction, demographic variables, path analysis

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