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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-CA-mi-tsb-v-3-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:
3

Description

Time sampling of happy behavior:

Rating by two independent observers.
One of the observers was familiar with the general aims of the study whereas the other one was not familiar with these.  Each child was observed twice in both a class situation and at recess. It was observed for one minute and then later for another minute in the same situation by both observers independently and then rated  over that minute in that situation.

Rating options:
3 happy
2  neutral
1  unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Cameron et al. (1973): study US 1971 /2 Children, retarded and normal, USA,197? N = 80