Publication details [#58874]

Landreville, Kristen D., R. Lance Holbert, Jayeon Lee, Sarah Esralew, Whitney O. Walther and Jay D. Hmielowski. 2014. Affinity for political humor: An assessment of internal factor structure, reliability, and validity. Humor 27 (4) : 551–572.
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De Gruyter


Using 4 data sets (on political satire (TV consumption)), this paper values the theorized 11-item Affinity for Political Humor (AFPH) model (with 4 lower-order latent factors: absurdity, dominance, fear reduction, and social cohesion) and various alternative models employing confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Additionally, it offers dependability and validity ratings.