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

Publication
Author(s)Carey, W.B
TitleA Simplified Method for Measuring Infant Temperament.
SourceThe Journal of Pediatrics, 1970, Vol. 77, 188 -194
Investigation
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
ClassificationA-CA-g-rdf-v-3-a
Author's labelMood
Page in publication190
Remarkscode reversed for the WDH
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 2On range 0 - 10
Mean0.40
Standard deviation0.25