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Correlational findings

Study Gartstein & Rothbart (2002): study US Oregon 1997

Public:
3-12 months aged infants, Oregon, United States, 199?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 361
Non Response:
24%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Revised Infant Behavior Questionnaire; Raters mostly mothers (90%), data also collected from secondary caregiver (58% fathers) of 26 infants (4-12 months aged)

Correlate

Authors's label
Activity
Our Classification
Operationalization
Parent's report on:
Gross motor activity, including movement of arms and legs, squirming and locomotor activity. (in total 15 items like "When put into the bath water, how often did the baby splash or kick?")

Rated:
1  never
2  very rarely
3  less than half the time
4  about half the time
5  more than half the time
6  almost always
7  always

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-CA-cw-rdf-v-7-b mr = +.14 boys:  r=+.18 p<.05
girls: r=+.09 ns
A-CA-cw-rdf-v-7-ab mr = +.22 boys:  r=+.30 p<.01
girls: r=+.13 ns
A-CA-cw-rdf-v-7-ba mr = -.04 boys:  r=-.01 ns
girls: r=-.07 ns