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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
Fear
Our Classification
Operationalization
Parent's report on:
Startle or distress to sudden changes in stimulation, novel physical objects or social stimuli; inhibited approach to novelty. (in total 16 items like "How often during the last week did the baby startle to a sudden or loud noise?")

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 = +.13 boys:  r=+.10 ns
girls: r=+.15 p<.05
A-CA-cw-rdf-v-7-ab mr = +.09 boys:  r=+.08 ns
girls: r=+.10 ns
A-CA-cw-rdf-v-7-ba mr = -.06 boys:  r=-.07 ns
girls: r=-.05 ns