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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-mi-tsb-?-4-a
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
last instant (mi)
Mode:
time sampling of happy behaviors (tsb)
Scale Type:
scale not reported (?)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Time sampled ratings of positive and negative affect made from video recordings of child behavior; 30 second intervals across 15 minutes of free play and 1minute intervals for 4 alternate 5 minute segments of the Bayley test

Assessment of discrete behaviors; observation schedule not reported

Rated on 4 step scale, scale labels not reported

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Emde et al. (1992): study US Colorado 1986 14 months aged, same-sex twin pairs, Colorado, United States, 1986-1989 N = 398
Mean
= 0.950
Plomin et al. (1993): study US Colorado 1986 Same-sex twins, Colorado, United States, followed from 14 to 20 months, 1986-1989 N = 398
Mean
= 1.010