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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
Global rated performance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Rating by department manager using the 'question: 'Overall, how would you rate this employee's performance at this time?'
Answer rated on a 5 point scale ranging from poor to excellent.

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 = +.36 p < .01 T1 happiness by T2 performance (3 years lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.25 ns T1 happiness by T3 performance (4 years lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.37 p < .01 T1 happiness by T4 performance (4,5 years lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.32 p < .05 T2 happiness by T2 performance A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.32 p < .05 T2 happiness by T3 performance (3 years lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.37 p < .01 T2 happiness by T4 performance (1,5 year lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.33 p < .01 T1+T2 happiness by T2 performance (1,5 year lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.29 p < .05 T1+T2 happiness by T3 performance (2 years lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.38 ns T1+T2 happiness by T4 performance (2,5 years lag)