Richmond, V. P., Wrench, J. S., & Gorham, J.(2001).Communication, affect, and learning in the classroom. Acton, MA: Tapestry Press.
Primary use / Purpose:
The Richmond Humor Assessment Instrument (RHAI) is a 16-item self-report measure that uses a 5-point Likert format. The instrument was developed by Richmond (1999) to measure an individual's predisposition to reenact humour messages during an interaction. Researchers believe that teaching people to be humerous can help with stress and family problems, make them more popular, and they will have improved self-concepts.
Alpha reliability estimates for this measure have been near .90.