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Correlational findings

Study Wright et al. (2004): study US 1999

Public:
Public sector supervisory personel; USA; 199?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 45
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Job performance rated by management.

Correlate

Authors's label
Job performance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Rating by supervisor:
Overall, how would you rate this employee's performance over the past year. Answer rated from 1(poor) to 5(excellent)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e r = +.37 p < .01 Happiness by job performance A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e Beta = +.20 p < .01 Beta controlled for:
-positive mood of that day
-negative mood of that day

Addition of happiness in a hierarchical regression increases R2 from .08 to .21 Happiness predicts performance much better than mood of the day.