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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
Work facilitation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Rating by department manager using the
question: to what extend does this employee offer useful ideas for solving technical/administrative problems?
Answer rated on a a 5 point scale ranging from never to 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 = +.24 p < .05 T1+T2 happiness by T2 work facilitation (1,5 year lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.36 ns T1+T2 happiness by T3 work facilitation (2 year lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.42 p < .001 T1+T2 happiness by T4 work facilitation (2,25 years lag)