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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
Goal emphasis
Our Classification
Operationalization
Rating by department manager using the question: 'to what extent does this employee develop and maintain high performance goals?'
1: never
:
5: always.

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 = +.41 p < .05 T1+T2 happiness by T2 goal emphasis (1,5 year lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.28 p < .05 T1+T2 happiness by T3 goal emphasis (2 years lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.47 p < .001 T1+T2 happiness by T4 goal emphasis (2,25 years lag)