Findings on happiness in Carey (1970): study US Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1965

Author(s)Carey, W.B
TitleA Simplified Method for Measuring Infant Temperament.
SourceThe Journal of Pediatrics, 1970, Vol. 77, 188 -194
Public4-8 months aged infants, Philadelphia, United States, 196?
 Year of assessment not reported, assumed 1965
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 author chose nearly all the babies aged 4-8 months, who came with their mothers to his private practive during the course of one year
Respondents N =101
 43 first-borns, 58 later-borns, 66 males, 35 females
Non Response9
 7 babies excluded because mothers were not full-time caretakers, 2 questionnaires got lost on the way
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textMother's rating of general infant's mood. Content analysis of 3 monthly interviews with mother: Rating: 0 positive 1variable 2 negative (code should be reversed) Item in the Infant Temperament Questionnaire (ITQ) by Carey, 1970
Author's labelMood
Page in publication190
Remarkscode reversed for the WDH
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 2On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.25