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Correlational findings

Study Wright & Bonett (1997): study US 1996

Public:
Criminal justice staff personnel; USA; followed 2 years, 199?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 76
Non Response:
18
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Work performance rated by top-ranking supervisor.

Correlate

Authors's label
Composite work performance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Rating of performance over last 6 months by manager.4 dimensions of work performance were measured using a 5 point scale ranging from never to always:
- Goal emphasis
- Work facilitation
- Support
- Team building
These 3 dimensions were summed to form a composite measure of performance.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.48 p < .001 T1 happiness by T3 work performance(2 years lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.40 p < .001 T2 happiness by T3 work performance (1 year lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.48 p < .0001 T1+T2 happiness by T3 work performance A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e b = + p < .05 B controlled for:
- T3 activation based well-being
- T3 activation-based well-being squared squared
Activation based well=being measured  with Maslach's nine-item 'Emotional Exhaustion scale'