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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO-g-rdf-n-7-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
rating by family (rdf)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Content analysis of description of children by their parents

Open-ended description of children's personal characteristics and qualities: "What can you tell us so that we might know your child well"?
Coding categories:
7  happiness described with a superlative
    (e,g, extremely happy, always happy, unbelievably joyful)
6  happiness described with an adjective qualification
    e.g. very happy, quite happy)
5  happiness described with no qualification
4  happiness described with a limiting qualification
    (e.g. somewhat happy, occasionally happy)
3  happiness not named, but implied in description of several enjoyed activities
    (e.g. loves to play with trucks, is always reading and talks about books)
2  happiness not named, but implied in description of one enjoyed activity
1  no mention or implication of happiness