Humour styles as predictors of psychological and somatic health in undergraduates of COMSATS University, Lahore

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Objectives: To determine the predictability of humour styles on psychological and Somatic health of university students.

Methods: The study was carried out at COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus during the period of 1st September 2018 to 30th December, 2018.

Correlation research design was used to assess the study objectives. A sample of 199 (93 females & 106 males) university students falling in age range from 18 to 26 years (Mage = 21.02, & SD = 1.78) were assessed on self-report measures to Humour styles questionnaire, Physical Health Questionnaire, and Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale.

Conclusion: It was concluded that relationship oriented positive humour style is a protective factor against psychological distress but negative humour styles are detrimental for physical health.

Keywords: Humour styles, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Somatic Health