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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-CP-g-fi-v-7-a
Focus:
Affect: Cheerful Person (A-CP)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
focussed interview (fi)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport in focused interview

Rating two independent interviewers.
A. Psychiatric social worker who interviewed parents at home. Interview focused on child
B. Clinical psychologist who interviewed parents separately. Interview focused on family  life.

Rating options:
7 extremely cheerful, animated, jolly
6
5
4  usually good-humored air
3
2
1  dejected, melancholic appearance, in the dumps

Summation: average ratings A and B

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Mussen et al. (1980): study US 1928 Mothers, followed from age 30 to 70, Berkeley USA, 1928-68 N = 53
Mussen et al. (1980): study US 1928 /1 Mothers of preschool-aged-children, Berkeley USA, 1928-68 N = 28
Schaefer & Bayley (1963): study US 1929 /1 Girls, followed from age 0 to 18, Berkely, California, USA, 1929-47 N = 19