A supportive climate may protect well-being from negative humour events


humour events
psychological work climate
moderated mediation

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Junça Silva, A., Caetano, A., & Rueff Lopes, R. (2022). A supportive climate may protect well-being from negative humour events: a test of the affective events theory with humour events. The European Journal of Humour Research, 10(3), 138–150. https://doi.org/10.7592/EJHR.2022.10.3.599


This study investigated: (a) the mediating role of affect between  humour events and well-being at work and (b) the moderating role of psychological work climate in the indirect relationship between humour events and well-being at work, via affect. The moderated mediation model was tested through a study with 93 full-time employees. We used regressions and bootstrapping analyses to test the moderated mediation model. The findings indicated a significant association between  humour events and well-being at work with affect as a mediator. Moreover, psychological work climate was found to significantly moderate the indirect relationship between  humour events and well-being at work via affect, such that it become stronger when individuals were in a positive psychological work climate. This paper adds considerable evidence of the relationship between humour-related events and their impact on individuals’ well-being. Psychological work climate strengthens the association between affect and well-being after humour events.




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