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Correlational findings

Study Wright & Staw (1999): study US 1994

Public:
Social welfare department employees, USA, 199?, followed 4 years
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 81
Non Response:
35%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Work performance rated by departmental manager.

Correlate

Authors's label
Composite rated performance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Rating by department manager on 4 dimensions of work performance:
- goal emphasis
- work facilitation
- support
- team building
Rated from 1(never) to 5 (always)
These 4 dimensions were summed to form a composite measure of performance.

Rated at T2 and T3 for the past year and at T4 for the past 6 months.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.45 p < .01 T1 Happiness by T2 work performance (3 years lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.39 p < .01 T1 Happiness by T3 work performance (4 years lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.47 p < .001 T1 Happiness by T4 work performance (4,5 years lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.33 p < .05 T2 Happiness by T2 work performance A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.35 p < .05 T2 Happiness by T3 work performance (1 year lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.48 p < .001 T2 Happiness by T4 work performance (1,5 year lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.38 p < .01 T1+2 happiness by T2 work performance (1,5 years lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.40 p < .01 T1+2 happiness by T3 work performance (2 years lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.51 p < .001 T1+2 happiness by T4 work performance (2,25 years lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.42 p < .01 T1+2 happiness by T2+3 work performance
(N= 51)
A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.52 p < .001 T1+2 happiness by T3+4 work performance (N=53) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e Beta = +.49 p < .01 Earlier happiness by later CHANGE in performance: T1+2 happiness by T3+4 performance controlled for T2 performance performance