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The assessment of the fear of being laughed at in Poland: translation and first evaluation of the Polish GELOPH<15>


Chłopicki, W; Radomska, A; Proyer, Rene T; Ruch, Willibald (2010). The assessment of the fear of being laughed at in Poland: translation and first evaluation of the Polish GELOPH<15>. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 41(4):175-181.

Abstract

The main aim of the paper was to translate and, for the first time, evaluate the Polish GELOPH<15>. This is a 15-item
questionnaire for the subjective assessment of gelotophobia, the fear of being laughed at. Gelotophobia is seen as
an individual differences phenomenon at a sub-clinical level. The psychometric properties of the Polish version were
tested in two independently collected samples with a total N of 506 participants. The Polish GELOPH<15> yielded
good psychometric properties in terms of high reliability in both samples. The fear of being laughed at existed widely
independently from the participants’ age, sex, or marital status (being married or living with a partner vs. being single or
not living with a partner). The Polish GELOPH<15> can be seen as a reliable instrument for the subjective assessment
of gelotophobia for research and practical applications.

The main aim of the paper was to translate and, for the first time, evaluate the Polish GELOPH<15>. This is a 15-item
questionnaire for the subjective assessment of gelotophobia, the fear of being laughed at. Gelotophobia is seen as
an individual differences phenomenon at a sub-clinical level. The psychometric properties of the Polish version were
tested in two independently collected samples with a total N of 506 participants. The Polish GELOPH<15> yielded
good psychometric properties in terms of high reliability in both samples. The fear of being laughed at existed widely
independently from the participants’ age, sex, or marital status (being married or living with a partner vs. being single or
not living with a partner). The Polish GELOPH<15> can be seen as a reliable instrument for the subjective assessment
of gelotophobia for research and practical applications.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords:fear of being laughed at, test adaptation, gelotophobia, laughter, humor
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:10 Jun 2011 07:43
Last Modified:09 Jun 2016 09:20
Publisher:Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee for Psychological Sciences
ISSN:0079-2993
Publisher DOI:10.2478/v10059-010-0022-2
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-48364

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