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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-CA-mi-tsb-v-4-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:
4

Description

Time sampling of happy behaviors during free play and Bayley testing. Analysis of 1 minute intervals during Bayley tests and 30 second intervals during free play

Rated:
1 no positive emotion observed
2 positive interest
3 smiling
4 strong laughter

Computation: average over all observations

Interviewer rating of happiness,  using flexible standards relative to the age of the subject.

Full instructions not reported.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gehmacher (1988a): study AT 1985 Adults, followed 6 months, Austria, 198? N = 0
Robinson et al. (2001): study US 1986 Toddlers, same-sex twins, Colorado, United States, followed from 14 to 24 months of age, 1986-1989 N = 400
Mean
= 2.355
SD
= 0.290