The Sense of Humor as Mediator Variable of the Relationship Self-Esteem and Happiness Among the Elderly in the Villages of Indonesia

Latipun ., Walda Isna Nisa, Tulus Winarsunu


This study aims to determine the effect of humor as a mediator of the relationship between self-esteem and happiness among elderly in Villages. The research subjects were 208 elderly aged 60-70 years in the villages of District of South Lampung, Indonesia. The instruments used were Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale (MSHS), Self-esteem Rating Scale (SERS), and Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS). Data analysis by Mediation Regression Analysis. The results showed that the self-esteem significantly as predictor the happiness (β = .21; p = .000), the self-esteem also significantly as predictor the sense of humor (β = .43; p = .000), the humor significantly as predictor happiness (β = .70; p = .000). The sense humor significantly mediates on the relation the self-esteem to the happiness variable (β = .30; p = .000).

Keywords: Taste of humor, self-esteem, happiness, elderly, villages

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-6-06

Publication date:March 31st 2019

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