Findings on happiness in Volk & Quinsey (2002): study CA Ontario 1997

Author(s)Volk, A.; Quinsey, V.L.
TitleThe influence of infant facial cues on adoption preferences
SourceHuman Nature, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 437-455
PublicInfants, portrait of which rated by parents and non-parents, Kingston, Canada, 1997
 Photographs of 20 infants, selected for differences in appearance
 year of data gathering not reported, estimated 1997
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =20
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentBehavioural observation
 Rater (parents and non-parents) were shown slideshows of pictures of 20 infant faces and asked to rate the infants concerning desire to adopt it, resemblance, happiness, health and cuteness
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textRating of facial expression on photograph Happiness 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Rater instruction and scale labels not reported
Author's labelHappy face
Page in publication442
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Adoption PreferencesF01ad02aAcceptance by parents
Adoption PreferencesP10ab01Actual popularity (socio-metrically), also classified as above ↑
CutenessA07ab01Ratings by others
HealthH14abCurrent general health status
HealthA07ab01Ratings by others, also classified as above ↑
ResemblanceA07ab01Ratings by others