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Designing and Validating English Humor Comprehension Test and Establishing its Relationship with EFL Learners’ Humor Styleand Achievement

MortezaAmirsheibani.

Abstract
Humor is a complex and dynamic mode of communication that serves a number of important
social functions.It has been claimed that humor is helpful in the context of learning. The present
study aimed at constructing and validating a test to measure learners’ English humor
comprehension ability and establishing its relationship with their humor style and achievement.
This study is comprised of two phases including the validation of questionnaires and the
correlational survey. The participants for the validation phase were 275 Iranian advanced English
language learners and for the second part were 210 learners from both genders. This study
utilized two tests and one questionnaire which are Preliminary English Test (PET), English
Humor Comprehension Test, and Humor Styles Questionnaire (HSQ).The results of
confirmatory factor analysis indicated that English humor comprehension test with 19 items and
three main sub-constructs (Quantity, manner, and relevance)is a valid and reliable test. In
addition, it was revealed that both humor comprehension ability and humor style are positive
significant predicators of learners’ language proficiency. Finally, a positive significant
correlation was found between humor comprehension ability and humor style.

Key words: Humor, Humor style, English Humor Comprehension Test


 
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MortezaAmirsheibani. Designing and Validating English Humor Comprehension Test and Establishing its Relationship with EFL Learners’ Humor Styleand Achievement. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 587-604. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.62


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MortezaAmirsheibani. Designing and Validating English Humor Comprehension Test and Establishing its Relationship with EFL Learners’ Humor Styleand Achievement. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 587-604. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.62



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MortezaAmirsheibani. Designing and Validating English Humor Comprehension Test and Establishing its Relationship with EFL Learners’ Humor Styleand Achievement. JCR. (2021), [cited May 31, 2021]; 8(2): 587-604. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.62



Harvard Style

MortezaAmirsheibani (2021) Designing and Validating English Humor Comprehension Test and Establishing its Relationship with EFL Learners’ Humor Styleand Achievement. JCR, 8 (2), 587-604. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.62



Turabian Style

MortezaAmirsheibani. 2021. Designing and Validating English Humor Comprehension Test and Establishing its Relationship with EFL Learners’ Humor Styleand Achievement. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 587-604. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.62



Chicago Style

MortezaAmirsheibani. "Designing and Validating English Humor Comprehension Test and Establishing its Relationship with EFL Learners’ Humor Styleand Achievement." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 587-604. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.62



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

MortezaAmirsheibani. "Designing and Validating English Humor Comprehension Test and Establishing its Relationship with EFL Learners’ Humor Styleand Achievement." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 587-604. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.62



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

MortezaAmirsheibani (2021) Designing and Validating English Humor Comprehension Test and Establishing its Relationship with EFL Learners’ Humor Styleand Achievement. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 587-604. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.62