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Correlational findings

Study Volk & Quinsey (2002): study CA Ontario 1997

Public
Infants, portrait of which rated by parents and non-parents, Kingston, Canada, 1997
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Behavioural observation
Rater (parents and non-parents) were shown slideshows of pictures of 20 infant faces and asked to rate the infants concerning desire to adopt it, resemblance, happiness, health and cuteness

Correlate

Authors's Label
Health
Our Classification
Remarks
At first, the 20 infants had been rated for adoption preferences and later for cuteness, resemblance, health and happiness (independent variable in this analysis).
Operationalization
Raters were asked to rate the health of each of 20 infants on the basis of pictures of faces presented in a slide show
Rated on a 1-7 scale.

Ratings made by parents (not the parents of the portraits infants) and non-parents. Parents were selected from community, mean age 43, Non-parent first year undergraduate student, mean age 20 years.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-CA-m-rdv-n-7-a mr = +.48 p < .01 Males   r = +.43 (01)
Females r = +.53 (01)