Humor at Work: A Study About the Relationship between Humor Styles, Satisfaction with Management and Individual Job Performance Outros Idiomas

This research investigated the relation among the humor styles, the employees satisfaction with their leader, and job performance of employees, through a quantitative study. In order to measure the constructs, we used two questionnaires validated in previous studies: The Humor Styles Questionnaire from Martin et al. (2003) and the Job Satisfaction Scale from Siqueira (1995). The score for individual performance was obtained from an instrument of assessment called “assessment 360º” used by the company investigated. We obtained 234 valid answers and studied the relationship between the variables through the Structural Equation Modeling Method, with PLS estimation (Partial Least Squares – Path Modeling). We identified significant positive relationships between the positive styles of humor (affiliative and self-enhancing) and the employees’ satisfaction with their leader, and between satisfaction with their leader and job performance. On the other side, we verified significant negative relations between negative styles (aggressive and self-defeating) and employees’ satisfaction with their leader, with the aggressive humor being responsible for 16.81% of dissatisfaction with their leader. These results suggest that organizations may benefit from the selection of leaders with the proper humor styles to reach specific behavior and organizational results.
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SOUZA, A. M.; FELIX, B.; ANDRADE, A. M.; CERQUEIRA, A. D. S. Humor at Work: A Study About the Relationship between Humor Styles, Satisfaction with Management and Individual Job Performance. Revista de Administração da UFSM, v. 12, n. 4, p. 803-820, 2019.
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Souza, A. M., Felix, B., Andrade, A. M., & Cerqueira, A. D. S. (2019). Humor at Work: A Study About the Relationship between Humor Styles, Satisfaction with Management and Individual Job Performance. Revista de Administração da UFSM, 12(4), 803-820.
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