Study of Humor and Stress in Retired People of Lahore

Author: Amina wajahat

Supervisor: Dr. Iram Fatima

Degree: BS

Year: 2009-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


A correlational study was conducted to investigate relationship between humor and stress in retired people. It was hypothesized that humor and stress would negatively relate in retired people. Sample of male and female retired people (N = 77) with age range of 55 to 85 years was selected through snow ball sampling. Humor was assessed with Humor Styles Questionnaire (HSQ; Martin, Doris, Larsen, Gray & Weir, 2003) and stress was assessed with Perceived Stress Scale (Cohen, Karnarck & Mermelstein, 1994). Finding showed no relationship between humor and stress. Results are discussed in socio-cultural context.

Keywords: Humor, Stress, Retired People.

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