Findings on happiness in Whiffen & Gotlib (1989): study CA Ontario 1984

Author(s)Whiffen, V.E.; Gotlib, I.H.
TitleInfants of Postpartum Mothers: Temperament and Cognitive Status
SourceJournal of Abnormal Psychology 1989, Vol. 98, No. 3,274-279
Public2 months aged infants, Canada, 198?
 year of data gathering not reported, estimated 1984
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
 Recruited in the context of a larger study on depression during pregnancy and post-partum from the obstretics department of a large urban hospital and from private practices of family physicians
Respondents N =50
 25 infants of during pregnancy and postpartum depresssed mothers, 25 infants of non-depressed mothers
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentBehavioural observation
 Bayley assessment in laboratory session
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textRating of child behavior during testing session (Baley scales of infant development) .. ' Happy' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rater instructions and scale labels not reported
Page in publication276, 277
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 9On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.602.00

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Mother's Mental StateH13ac04aDepressive (f31-33)
Mother's Mental StateB02ae01Mothers post-partum condition, also classified as above ↑