Happiness measure, code: M-AO-g-rdf-n-7-a

Content analysis of description of children by their parents

Open-ended discription of children's personal characteristics and qualities: "What can you tell us so that we might know your child well"?
Coding categories:
7 happiness described with a superlative
(e,g, extremely happy, always happy, unbelievably joyful)
6 happiness described with an adjective qualification
e.g. very happy, quite happy)
5 happiness described with no qualification
4 happiness described with a limiting qualification
(e.g. somewhat happy, occasionally happy)
3 happiness not named, but implied in description of several enjoyed activities
(e.g. loves to play with trucks, is always reading and talks about books)
2 happiness not named, but implied in description of one enjoyed activity
1 no mention or implication of happiness
Focus, M-AO Mixed: Affect + Overall
Time frame, g generally
Mode, rdf rating by family
Scale type, n numeric scale Range = 7
Used in studies