Happiness measure, code: A-CA-mi-tsb-v-3-ba


Time sampling of happy behaviors

Analisys of video recordings of child reactions in 4 situations
- Peekgaboo game
- with mother
- with experimenter
- Walking finger game
- with mother
- with experimenter

Each measured in seconds:
a: latency to smile
b: duration of smiling
or rated on 3-step scale:
c: peak intensity of smile

Computation: (a+b+c)/3
  
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 = 3
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceGoldsmith & Campos (1990): study US Denver, Colorado
TitleThe Structure of Temporal Fear and Pleasure in Infants: A Psychometric Perspective.
Public9 months aged, infants, Denver, United States, 198?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes