Breaking ground in cross-cultural research on the fear of being laughed at ( gelotophobia ) : A multi-national study involving 73 countries

@inproceedings{Proyer2009BreakingGI,
  title={Breaking ground in cross-cultural research on the fear of being laughed at ( gelotophobia ) : A multi-national study involving 73 countries},
  author={Ren{\'e} T. Proyer},
  year={2009}
}
The current study examines whether the fear of being laughed at (gelotophobia) can be assessed reliably and validly by means of a self-report instrument in different countries of the world. All items of the GELOPH (Ruch and Titze, GELOPH46, University of Düsseldorf, 1998; Ruch and Proyer, Swiss Journal of Psychology 67:19-27, 2008b) were translated to the local language of the collaborator (42 languages in total). In total, 22,610 participants in 93 samples from 73 countries completed the… CONTINUE READING
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