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2. A Chi square test of the difference in total
humor points resceivd by the low and medial F scale groups
was significant at the .01 level of confidnene (X == 14.~82,
df = 1, p =<.01). Therefore, the low_ group received sig-
nificantly more humor points than did the medial group, a
result interpreted as supporting Hypothesis 2 (Adbove, p.
37).
3. A Chi square test of the difference in total
humor points received by the medial and high F scale groups
was not significant (3 := 1.2, df = 1, p =>.20). There-
fore, the difference in humor points received by the medial
and high groups could easily have resulted from chance.
This result fails to support Hypothesis 3 (Above, p. 37).
The results of the humor ratings, tabulated accord-
ing to the different scores received by the three F scale
groups on each of the eight cartoons, is shown in Table 3.
Inspection of Table 3 reveaals that only in car-
toons B, E, and H are the ratings in the predicted order
of low, medial, and high. These three cartoons were the
only ones which, taken singly, discriminated significantly
beteenthe10gandhig~h F acale groups. The Chi squares
were, respectively, 6.40, p<.05; 8.84c, p*C.01, and 19.6,
p<.01. (The remaining Chi squares, none of which were
significant, were as follows: A, ?CL = 1.466 p>.10; C, 7C
= .114, p >.70; D, Xa= 3.12, P>.05; FIX = .186, p>.50;