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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
Soothability
Our Classification
Operationalization
Parent's report on:
Reduction of fussing, crying, or distress when soothing techniques are used by the caregiver. (in total 11 items like "When patting or gently rubbing some part of the baby’s body, how often did s/he soothe immediately?")

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 = +.36 boys:  r=+.42 p<.01
girls: r=+.29 p<.01
A-CA-cw-rdf-v-7-ab mr = +.21 boys:  r=+.24 p<.01
girls: r=+.17 p<.01
A-CA-cw-rdf-v-7-ba mr = +.43 boys:  r=+.42 p<.01
girls: r=+.43 p<.01