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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273


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Russian Adaptation of the PhoPhiKat Questionnaire of Gelotophobia, Gelotophilia and Katagelasticism in Adolescents 2660


Stefanenko E.A.
PhD in Psychology, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Medical Psychology, Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia

Ivanova E.M.
PhD in Psychology, acting head of the Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Social Sciences, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia

Enikolopov S.N.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of the Clinical Psychology Department, Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia

The article describes results of Russian adaptation of the PhoPhiKat, a questionnaire to measure gelotophobia, gelotophilia, and katagelasticism, on 392 Russian adolescents. The results confirm three-factor structure of the questionnaire and demonstrate reliability and construct validity of the scales.Most of the items have loadings to the intended factors, but a number of items have worse psychometrical properties. Therefore, the reduced version of the method, Phophikat<30>, adapted earlier on adults, is recommended for practical usage. The article also presents the analysis of gelotophobia, gelotophilia and katagelasticism expression, their correlations with age, sex and humour styles in adolescents from Russia, compared to Denmark and Switzerland, and Russian adults.

Keywords: humor, laughter, ridicule, the fear of being laughed at, gelotophobia, gelotophilia, katagelasticism, humor styles, bullying, adolescents

Column: Psychological Diagnostics


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