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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
Pleasantness well-being
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 8 questions:
Here is a list that describes some of the ways people feel at different times. How often do you feel each of these ways?
A  On top of the world
B  Very lonely or remote from other people
C  Particularly excited or interested in something
D  Pleased about having accomplished something
E  Bored
F  Depressed or very unhappy
G  So restless that you could not sit long in a chair
H  Vaguely uneasy about something without knowing why

Reponse options: never (0), sometimes (1), often (3)

Scoring:
PA  =  A+C+D           (range 0-9)
NA  =  B+E+F+G+H       (range 0-15)
ABS =  PA-NA           (range 1-7)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.77 p < .0001 T1 happiness by T2 happiness (1 year lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.95 p < .0001 T1+T2 happiness by T1 happiness A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.95 p < .0001 T1+T2 happiness by T2 happiness