The moderating effect of humor style on the relationship between interpersonal predictors of suicide and suicidal ideation

Raymond P. Tucker, La Ricka R. Wingate, Victoria M. O'Keefe, Meredith L. Slish, Matt R. Judah, Sarah Rhoades-Kerswill

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Abstract

This study investigated how positive and negative humor styles relate to suicidal ideation, thwarted belongingness, and perceived burdensomeness. Analyses indicated that affiliative and self-defeating humor style moderated the relationships between thwarted belongingness and suicidal ideation as well as perceived burdensomeness and suicidal ideation when controlling for depression. The clinical importance of assessing and tracking humor styles as potential coping mechanisms against suicidal thinking is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)610-615
Number of pages6
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume54
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Humor
  • Humor style
  • Interpersonal
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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