Style of Humor, Work Place Attitude and Well Being among Medical Officers

ZiII-e-Huma (BS, 2014-2018)

Supervisors: Beenish Mubeen & Mujeeba Ashraf, PhD

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

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract:

The present study examined the relationship among styles of humor, workplace attitudes and psychosocial wellbeing in medical officers. It was hypothesized that a) There would be relationship between styles of humor, workplace attitudes and wellbeing in medical officers and b) Styles of humor and workplace attitudes would to predict wellbeing in medical officers. Correlational research design was used in this study. Sample comprised of one hundred and thirty medical officers (men = 65, women = 65). They were selected from hospitals of Lahore Sheikhupura and Nankana. Purposive sampling strategy was used. Age range of the participants was 24-50 years (M = 46.21, SD = 2.98). Humor Styles Questionnaire (Rod & Martin, 2005), The Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (Schaufeli et al., 2002) and Mental Health Continuum Short Form (MHC-SF; Keyes, 2005), were used. Pearson product moment correlation analysis, stepwise regression analysis and independent samples t-test were used for analysis. Findings revealed that there is relationship between styles of humor, workplace attitudes and psychosocial wellbeing in medical officers. Findings also revealed that styles of humor (affiliative humor) significantly positively predicted psychosocial wellbeing and workplace attitude (vigor and absorption) negatively predicted psychosocial wellbeing. The results of the present study are speculated to have sound implications in the field of organizations and medical field and by adapting the strategy of humor they can enhance their psychosocial wellbeing to get more satisfaction at their workplace.

Keywords: Style of humor, work place, attitude, wellbeing, medical officers.

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