Table 4

The inappropriate types of humour

VariablesStudents (n=327)
% Yes
What do you think constitutes inappropriate humour during teaching? (Multiple-choice)
 A. Sarcasm61
 B. Mockery60
 C. Humour irrelevant to the course material34
 D. Instructor appearing as performer30
 E. Ridicule15
Which disadvantages do you think inappropriate humour may have during teaching? (Multiple-choice)
 A. Spend time on an irrelevant subject56
 B. Distract attention35
 C. Disrupt solemn atmosphere13
 D. Cannot help improve classroom performance12