Happiness measure, code: A-CA-mi-tsb-v-8-a


Time sampling of happy behaviors:

Clinical ratings on the basis of repeated observations of expressive behavior in test situation. Scored by two independent rates. Interval between tests was one week.

"General emotional tone: unhappy - happy."
1 Child seems unhappy throughout the period.
2 Mostly unhappy, but not consistently so.
3 At times rather unhappy, but may respond happily to
interesting procedures.
4 Seems calm and contented.
5 Happy: may become upset by some procedures, but recovers
fairly easily.
6 Appears generally in a happy state of well-being.
7 Consistently happy, radiating a gay mood, only rarely
disturbed by an annoying situation.
8 Radiantly happy; nothing is upsetting; animated.

Item in Bayley Infant Behavior Profile, Research Form 1959.
  
Classification
Focus, A-CA Affect: Cheerful Appearance
Time frame, mi last instant
Mode, tsb time sampling of happy behaviors
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 8
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceMcGrade (1968): study US 1963
TitleNewborn Activity and Emotional Response at Eight Months.
PublicInfants followed from birth to 8 month, USA, 196?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes