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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.

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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.

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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:22 Apr 2013 09:03
Publisher:Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee for Psychological Sciences
ISSN:0079-2993
Publisher DOI:10.2478/v10059-010-0022-2

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