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Correlational findings

Study Klein (1984): study IL Petah Tikva 1980

Public:
6 months aged infants, Israel, followed from 1980-1981
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 40
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Mother's Behavior
Our Classification
Remarks
Infants and their mothers were observed at their homes two times within 2weeks around the infant's 6-months-birthday and the 12-months-birthday. Observations were video-taped and include half-minute observations followed by 1-min recording time focusing on specific mother-child and child-environment interactions.
Operationalization
Mother's
a positive affect
b smile
c body play

rated by observers

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-CA-g-rdf-v-3-a mr = + ns POSITIVE AFFECT
- 6 months:  mr=+.01 ns (stronger among girls)
- 12 months: mr=+.09 ns (only among girls)
A-CA-g-rdf-v-3-a mr = + p < .001 SMILE
- 6 months:  mr=+.61 p<.001
- 12 months: mr=+.60 p<.001

(at both ages: among girls and boys equally)
A-CA-g-rdf-v-3-a mr = ± ns BODY PLAY
- 6 months:  mr=+.20 ns
- 12 months: mr=+.22 ns