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Correlational findings

Study Rothbart (1981): study US Oregon 1976

Public:
3-12 months aged infants, Oregon, United States, 197?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 215
Non Response:
41%
Assessment:
Behavioural observation

Correlate

Authors's label
Distress to Limitations
Our Classification
Remarks
Part of Rothbart Infant Behavior Questionnaire (IBQ), Same rating scale as the "Smiling and Laughter" measure of happiness
Operationalization
Mother's report on child's fussing, crying, or showing distress while
a waiting for food,
b refusing a food,
c being in a confining place or position,
d being dressed or undressed
e being prevented access to an object toward which the child is directing her/his attention

Each 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-a r = -.19 ns at 6 months    (N=93) A-CA-cw-rdf-v-7-a r = -.30 p < .05 at 12 months   (N=106)