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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Infants' 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"
1 extremely upset, crying vigorously
2
3 upset but can be soothed    
4
5 bland, no apparent reaction  
6
7 contented, happy
8
9 excited or animated

Item in Infant Behavior Record (IBR)