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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-CA-mi-tsb-v-9-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:
9

Description

Time sampling of happy behaviors:

Infant's behavior was video-taped. Ratings are done by the interviewer after the administration of the Bayley and after the other home visit procedures.

"General emotional tone: Degree of happiness"
1 Child seems unhappy throughout the testing period
2 Between 1 and 3
3 At times rather unhappy, but may respond happily to    
   interesting  procedures
4 Between 3 and 5
5 Moderately happy: may become upset but recovers  
   fairly easily
6 Between 5 and 7
7 Generally appears to be in a happy state of well-being
8 Between 7 and 9
9 Radiates happiness; nothing is upsetting; animated

Item in Infant Behavior Record (IBR)