A Research on the Relationship between Humor Styles and Entrepreneurial Tendency
Mizah Tarzları ile Girişimcilik Eğilimi Arasındaki İlişki Üzerine Bir Araştırma

Şeyma Gün Eroğlu, Merve Vural, Feyzullah Eroğlu
2019 International Conference on Eurasian Economies 2019   unpublished
Humor, which has a wide range of influences, has an important role in human life. Humor is regarded as an effective tool for transmitting a wide range of ideas, feelings, and thoughts and has long been seen as a coping strategy that is particularly healthy and effective. This is because humor is thought to be a strong antidote against negative emotions. In the previous studies, it was detected that the individuals who have a sense of humor also have high task motivation, cheerfulness, high
more » ... esteem and social dominance, and more importantly, humor was found to be positively associated with the creative personality traits. According to Humke and Schaefer (1996), humor and creativity involve both taking risks and generating unusual reactions. Moreover, entrepreneurship includes concepts such as innovation, risk-taking, tolerance to uncertainty, the need for achievement and locus of control. Likewise, entrepreneurial characteristics are defined by creativity, innovation, risk-taking, struggle and high motivation for success. In this respect, it is thought that there is a close relationship between entrepreneurial tendency and sense of humor. This study aims to examine the relationship between individuals' humor styles and entrepreneurial tendencies. The sample of the study consists of students of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Pamukkale University and students of the Faculty of Engineering. We use the most preferred scales in the literature to measure humor styles and entrepreneurship tendency. We test the data through statistical methods and analyze the relationship between students' entrepreneurial tendencies and humor styles.
doi:10.36880/c11.02282 fatcat:rtrxeee2zffyncn7adaqfd7sle