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Correlational findings

Study Wright & Staw (1999): study US 1994 /1

Public:
Social services staff personel; USA, 199?, followed 1 year
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 78
Non Response:
26
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Work performance rated by supervisor.

Correlate

Authors's label
Composite rated performance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Rating by two top administrative officers on 4 dimensions of work performance using a 5 point scale ranging from never to always:
- goal emphasis
- work facilitation
- support
- team building
These 4 dimensions were summed to form a composite measure of performance.

Rated at T1 and T2.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.25 p < .05 T1 happiness by T1 work performance A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.46 p < .001 T1 happiness by T2 work performance (1 year lag) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.18 ns T2 happiness by work performance A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.43 p < .001 T2 happiness by T2 work performance A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.48 p < .0001 T1+T2 Happiness by T2 work performance (0,5 year lag) (N=56) A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e Beta = +.48 p < .05 Earlier happiness by later CHANGE in performance:  
T1+2 happiness by T2 performance controlled for:
- T1 performance (to measure change)
- age
- gender
- years job tenure
- education
A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e Beta = +.85 p < .05 Earlier happiness by later CHANGE in performance:
T1+2 happiness by T2 performance controlled for:
- T1 performance (to measure change)
- positive mood disposition
- negative mood disposition