Russian Approbation of the Ridicule Teasing Scenario Questionnaire (RTQ) of T. Platt

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Abstract

The Ridicule Teasing Scenario Questionnaire was elaborated by T. Platt as one of instruments to assess gelotophobia. Using the RTSQ it was shown empirically that people with high fear of ridicule at are hardly able to distinguish situations of good-natured teasing and genuine bullying type ridicule. The article presents a Russian adaptation of the Ridicule Teasing Scenario Questionnaire of T. Platt. The results of a study on a group of 271 people confirmed the original data of Platt and showed that people with gelotophobia negatively perceive teasing as well as ridicule, and react to it with a whole range of negative emotions. The Russian version of the Ridicule Teasing Scenario Questionnaire has shown good psychometric properties, reliability and validity of the scales and can be recommended for use in studies of humor and laughter perception.

General Information

Keywords: humor, gelotophobia, teasing, ridicule, RTSQ questionnaire, PhoPhiKat<30>

Journal rubric: Methods and Techniques

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpse.2019080208

For citation: Ivanova P.O., Ivanova E.M. Russian Approbation of the Ridicule Teasing Scenario Questionnaire (RTQ) of T. Platt [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2019. Vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 140–158. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2019080208. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Polina O. Ivanova, Junior Researcher, Department of Medical Psychology, Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: polisha.ms.ivanova@gmail.com

Elena M. Ivanova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Senior Researcher, Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3616-9444, e-mail: ivalenka13@gmail.com

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