Happiness measure, code: A-CP-g-fi-v-7-a


Selfreport in focused interview

Rating two independent interviewers.
A. Psychiatric social worker who interviewed parents at home. Interview focused on child
B. Clinical psychologist who interviewed parents separately. Interview focused on family life.

Rating options:
7 extremely cheerful, animated, jolly
6
5
4 usually good-humored air
3
2
1 dejected, melancholic appearance, in the dumps

Summation: average ratings A and B
  
Classification
Focus, A-CP Affect: Cheerful Person
Time frame, g generally
Mode, fi focussed interview
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceMussen et al. (1980): study US 1928
TitleContinuity and Change in Womens Characteristics over Four Decades.
PublicMothers, followed from age 30 to 70, Berkeley USA, 1928-68
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMussen et al. (1980): study US 1928 /1
TitleContinuity and Change in Womens Characteristics over Four Decades.
PublicMothers of preschool-aged-children, Berkeley USA, 1928-68
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSchaefer & Bayley (1963): study US 1929 /1
TitleMaternal Behavior, Child Behavior and Their Intercorrelation.
PublicGirls, followed from age 0 to 18, Berkely, California, USA, 1929-47
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes