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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-CA-mi-tsb-v-0-a
Focus:
Affect: Cheerful Appearance (A-CA)
Time frame:
last instant (mi)
Mode:
time sampling of happy behaviors (tsb)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
0

Description

Time sampling of happy behaviors:

Researchers observed the baby's in the home.
One observation of one second was made every fifteenth second. Any positively voiced sound as observed by the researcher counted as a happy vocal and any negatively voiced sound counted as a unhappy vocal.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Caudill & Weinstein (1969): study ZZ East-West pairs 1961 Infants and first born in intact middle class families, Japan and USA, 1961-64 N = 60