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Correlational findings

Study Wright et al. (2002): study US 1997

Public
Public-sector managers, USA, 2002, followed 2 years
Sample
Respondents
N = 59
Non Response
17
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
Work performance rated by management.

Correlate

Authors's Label
Positive and negative affectivity (PANAS)
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Cronbach alpha: positive affectivity: .93 negative affectivity: .89
Distribution
positive affectivity:   M=3,1  SD= 0,6
negative affectivity: M= 1,8  SD=0,6
Operationalization
PANAS scale: version 'in general'
Subjects indicated the extent to which they experienced each affecivity state in general on a five point scale ranging from 'very slightly or not at all' to extremely'. Postive and negative affectivity are measured separately.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.59 p < .01 T1 happiness by T1 positive affectivity A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = -.62 p < .01 T1 happiness by T1 negative affectivity