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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
Perceptual Sensitivity
Our Classification
Operationalization
Parent's report on: Detection of slight, low intensity stimuli from the external environment. (in total 12 items like "How often did the baby notice fabrics with scratchy texture (e.g., wool)?")

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 = +.28 boys:  r=+.32 p<.01
girls: r=+.24 p<.01
A-CA-cw-rdf-v-7-ab mr = +.28 boys:  r=+.25 p<.01
girls: r=+.31 p<.01
A-CA-cw-rdf-v-7-ba mr = +.20 boys:  r=+.21 p<.01
girls: r=+.18 p<.05