Findings on happiness in McGrade (1968): study US 1963

Publication
Author(s)McGrade, B.J.
TitleNewborn Activity and Emotional Response at Eight Months.
SourceChild Development, 1968, Vol. 39, 1247 - 1252
Investigation
PublicInfants followed from birth to 8 month, USA, 196?
 Year of datagathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability quota sample of infants whose mothers were patients in the obstetric clinic of Yale-New Haven Hospital. 13 boys, 11 girls.
Respondents N =24
Non Response46% unattainable.
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire and peerratings
General remarksSame study also reported in SCHAE 1963.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textTime sampling of happy behaviors: Clinical ratings on the basis of repeated observations of expressive behavior in test situation. Scored by two independent rates. Interval between tests was one week. "General emotional tone: unhappy - happy." 1 Child seems unhappy throughout the period. 2 Mostly unhappy, but not consistently so. 3 At times rather unhappy, but may respond happily to interesting procedures. 4 Seems calm and contented. 5 Happy: may become upset by some procedures, but recovers fairly easily. 6 Appears generally in a happy state of well-being. 7 Consistently happy, radiating a gay mood, only rarely disturbed by an annoying situation. 8 Radiantly happy; nothing is upsetting; animated. Item in Bayley Infant Behavior Profile, Research Form 1959.
ClassificationA-CA-mi-tsb-v-8-a
Author's labelEmotional tone.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
ActivityP05acActive
FearfulnessP05afAnxious
Length of laborH14aa01Earlier physical health
Newborn activityP05acActive
TensionP05deTense