- Affect: Cheerful Appearance (A-CA)
- Time frame:
- last instant (mi)
- time sampling of happy behaviors (tsb)
- Scale Type:
- verbal scale (v)
- Scale Range:
DescriptionTime sampling of happy behaviors:
Clinical ratings on the basis of repeated observations of expressive behavior in test situation. Scored by two independent rates. Interval between tests was one week.
"General emotional tone: unhappy - happy."
1 Child seems unhappy throughout the period.
2 Mostly unhappy, but not consistently so.
3 At times rather unhappy, but may respond happily to
4 Seems calm and contented.
5 Happy: may become upset by some procedures, but recovers
6 Appears generally in a happy state of well-being.
7 Consistently happy, radiating a gay mood, only rarely
disturbed by an annoying situation.
8 Radiantly happy; nothing is upsetting; animated.
Item in Bayley Infant Behavior Profile, Research Form 1959.
List of Studies Using this Measure