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Psych 304 Results - A Valid and Reliable Measure of Humor...

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A Valid and Reliable Measure of Humor Results Factor Structure After performing a factor analysis on our data, we examined the eigenvalues of our factors. We determined our strongest components by choosing those factors with eigenvalues greater than 1. We found that our factors loaded on to 3 main components (see Table 1). Factor 1 had an eigenvalue of 3.40 and accounted for 33.98% of the variance. It seemed to represent the component of physical manifestations of humor. Factor 2 had an eigenvalue of 1.42 and accounted for 14.23% of the variance. It seemed to represent the component of cognitive functions of humor. Factor 3 had an eigenvalue of 1.25 and accounted for 12.52% of the variance. It seemed to represent a component of mood changes resulting from humor (see Table 2). Reliability The internal consistency of the SHS was acceptable according to Cronbach’s alpha (α=.70, see Table 3). Twenty-six out of 55 correlations were statistically significant on the Pearson’s Correlation test (see Table 4). Validity The content validity of the SHS varied according to each item on our measure. CVR ratings revealed that 4 of our items were adequate, 2 were high, and 4 were superior or exceptional on content validity (see Table 5). Results from our face validity question showed that
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