Happiness measure, code: A-CA-g-rdf-v-3-b

Rating of babies behaviour by mother on 14 questions

A When waking up
a generally happy (smiling, etc)
b variable moods at these times
c generally fusses on waking up and going to sleep
B With interuptions of milk and solid feedings, as for burping
a is generally happy and smiles
b variable response
c generally cries with these interuptions
C After feeding the baby
a smiles and laughs
b content but not usually happy (smiles etc) or fussy
c fussy and wants to be left alone
D Initial reaction to new foods
a pleasant (smiles, etc) whether accepts or not
b variable or intermediate
c response unpleasant (cries, etc), whether accepts or not
E When diaper is soiled with b.m
a usually fusses
b sometimes fusses
c usually does not fuss
D During diapering and dressing
a generally pleasant (smiles, etc.)
b variable
c generally fusses
E Usual reaction to bath
a laughs and smiles
b variable
c usually cries or fusses
F During produres such as mail cutting, hair brushing, washing face and hair; onece established
a generally pleasant, smiles
b neutral or variable
c generally fussy or crying
G With physical exam by doctor
a generally friendly and smiles
b both smiles and fusses; variable
c fusses most of the time
H With any kind of illness
a much crying and fusing
b variable
c not much crying, just whimpering sometimes, generally his usual self
I Initial reaction to approach by strangers
a positive, friendly (smiles etc)
b variable reaction
c rejection or withdrawal
J General Reaction to familiar people
a friendly, Smiles and laughs
b variable reaction
c generally glum and unfriendly, little smiling
K Initial reaction to new places and situations
a acceptance - tolerates or enjoys thenm in a few minutes
b variable
c rejection, does not tolerate or enjoy in a few minutes

Name: Mood factor in Carey Parent Questionnaire on Infant Behaviour
Focus, A-CA Affect: Cheerful Appearance
Time frame, g generally
Mode, rdf rating by family
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 3
Used in studies