Happiness measure, code: A-CA-mi-tsb-v-4-a

Time sampling of happy behaviors during free play and Bayley testing. Analysis of 1 minute intervals during Bayley tests and 30 second intervals during free play

1 no positive emotion observed
2 positive interest
3 smiling
4 strong laughter

Computation: average over all observations

Interviewer rating of happiness, using flexible standards relative to the age of the subject.

Full instructions not reported.
Focus, A-CA Affect: Cheerful Appearance
Time frame, mi last instant
Mode, tsb time sampling of happy behaviors
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 4
Used in studies
ReferenceGehmacher (1988a): study AT 1985
TitleWohlbefinden und Lebensqualität. (Feeling Well and Quality of Life).
PublicAdults, followed 6 months, Austria, 198?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
ReferenceRobinson et al. (2001): study US 1986
TitleDispositional Cheerfullness. Early Genetic and Environmental Influences.
PublicToddlers, same-sex twins, Colorado, United States, followed from 14 to 24 months of age, 1986-1989
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes