The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 9
Page No. 2362 - 2366

Evaluating the Relationship Between Humor Styles and Marital Satisfaction among Education Ministry Staffs in Sari

Authors : Reza Safari

Abstract: The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between humor styles and marital satisfaction among employees at Ministry of Education in Sari. This study adopted a descriptive and correlational research approach as its methodology and the statistical population comprised of all employees at Ministry of Education in Sari in 2016. Using Krejcie-Morgan table, the sampling was conducted through stratified random sampling resulting in the selection of 44 subjects as the study sample. The data gathering tool were the humor styles questionnaire by Martin including 25 questions and ENRICH Marital Satisfaction (EMS) scale consisting of 47 items. The humor styles and marital satisfaction questionnaires reliabilities were estimated through Cronbach’s alpha the values of which were 0/79 and 0/86, respectively. To analyze the inferential statistics data, the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and Pearson correlation coefficient using 18 SPSS Software were applied. The findings of the study indicated that there existed a significant relationship between 4 components of humor styles (affiliative style, self-enhancing style, aggressive style and self-defeating style) and marital satisfaction among the employees in Ministry of Education in Sari.

How to cite this article:

Reza Safari , 2016. Evaluating the Relationship Between Humor Styles and Marital Satisfaction among Education Ministry Staffs in Sari. The Social Sciences, 11: 2362-2366.

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