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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-cw-rdf-v-7-a
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
rating by family (rdf)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Rating by mother of infants affective reactions

During the last week how often did your child show
a: pleasure in high intensity situations such as peek-a boo game
b: pleasure in low intensity situations, such as playing quietly with a favorite toy
c: smile in sitiations such as being undressed
d: distress to limitations
e: fear
f: sadness
Each rated:
1 never
2 very rarely
3 less than half the time
4 half the time
5 more than half the time
6 almost always
7 always

Computation: (a+b+c) - (d+e+f)

Items part of the Revised Infant Behavior Questionnaire IBQ

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Lauzon-Guillain et al. (2012): study GB East England 2006 3 months aged infants, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2006-2009 N = 316
Mean
= 5.810