Publication details [#61809]

Scheel, Tabea, Cornelia Gerdenitsch and Christian Korunka. 2016. Humor at work: validation of the short work-related Humor Styles Questionnaire (swHSQ). Humor 29 (3) : 439–466.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


A succinct (12-item) and work-linked Humor Styles Questionnaire (swHSQ), in an English and German version, seems an efficient self-report device for evaluation of individual wHS. Relationships patterns of negative styles point to intercultural wHS contrast. So self-destructive yet not hostile humor appears effective in the Austrian-German sample, whilst the opposite is true in the U.S. sample.