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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Analysis of video recordings of child reactions in 4 situations
-  Peekgaboo game
   - with mother
   - with experimenter
-  Walking finger game
   - with mother
   - with experimenter

Each measured in seconds:
a: latency to smile
b: duration of smiling
or rated on 3-step scale:
c: peak intensity of smile

Computation: (a+b+c)/3

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Goldsmith & Campos (1990): study US Denver, Colorado 9 months aged, infants, Denver, United States, 198? N = 168