The Degree of Using Humor By Public Secondary School Principals in Jordan and Its Relationship with Their Administrative Effectiveness

Nawal Madi, Rateb S. ALsaud


The purpose of this study was to examine the degree of using humor by public secondary schools principals in Jordan and its relationship with their administrative effectiveness. The sample of the study consisted of (900) male and female teachers, selected randomly and representing (8%) of the total number of the study population, which comprised (11259) male and female teachers from secondary schools in Jordan. Two instruments were used: The first was: the Multidimensional Sense of Humor Questionnaire, the second was: the Principals' Effectiveness Questionnaire. The results of the study indicated that the level of the secondary schools principals' use of the sense of humor was moderate from the teachers' perspective, as the mean was (2.90) with a standard deviation amounting to (0.79), and the degree of their administrative effectiveness was high from the teachers' point of view, as the mean ranged between (3.60 – 4.00). The results also showed that there was a significant difference at level (0.05≥α) between the two means for the population responses due to teachers' gender in favor of males. And there was a relation between the level of the secondary schools principals' use of humor and their administrative effectiveness with a correlation coefficient of (0.421).


Humor, Administrative Effectiveness

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