Correlational findings

Study Watson & Slack (1993): study US Texas 1984

Public
University personnel, United States, followed 4 years, 1984-1988
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Respondents
N = 82
Non Response
21.9%
Assessment
Multiple assesment methods
self reports on questionnaires and rating by experts

Correlate

Authors's Label
Job satisfaction
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Cronbach's alpha: - Work: 0.83 - Pay: 0.75 - Promotion: 0.87 - Supervision: 0.88 - Co-workers: 0.89 - MSQ: 0.91
Remarks
Measured at T1 and T4
Distribution
- Work: M = 36.89; SD = 10.53
- Pay: M = 10.91; SD = 5.98
- Promotion: M = 8.05; SD = 7.01
- Supervision: M = 41.32;  SD = 11.40
- Co-workers: M = 40.11; SD = 11.27
- MSQ: M = 56.11; SD = 12.22
Operationalization
Measured by 2 indexes:
a. Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ), participants rated how they felt about their present jobs:
1 very dissatisfied
:
5 very satisfied

b. Job Descriptive Index (JDI), including aspects of work, pay, co-workers (18 items for each), promotion, and supervision (9 items for each)
Rated:
0 item is not descriptive of job
1 cannot decide
3 item is descriptive

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-g-mq-v-2-a = + Happiness at T1:
Pem          Nem
Work            r = +.42(05) r = -.32(05)
Pay             r = +.16(ns) r = -.17(ns)
Promotion       r = +.26(05) r = -.20(ns)
Supervision     r = +.17(ns) r = -.19(ns)
Co-workers      r = +.08(ns) r = -.30(05)
MSQ             r = +.29(05) r = -.09(ns)

Happiness at T4:
Pem           Nem
Work            r = +.36(05) r = -.38(05)
Pay             r = +.22(ns) r = -.25(05)
Promotion       r = +.19(ns) r = -.07(ns)
Supervision     r = +.14(ns) r = -.28(05)
Co-workers      r = +.20(ns) r = -.23(05)
MSQ             r = +.33(05) r = -.18(ns)

Correlation with affect balance not reported, but must be positive
A-AB-g-mq-v-2-a = + s/ns Happiness at T1, after adding positive and negative affects to the model with occupational quality and job events as initial independaent variables:

- for Work: R2 change = +9.5% (01)
- for Pay: R2 change = +1.1% (ns)
- for Promotion: R2 change = +1.7% (ns)
- for Supervision: R2 change = +2.2% (ns)
- for Co-workers: R2 change = +11.4% (01)
- for MSQ: R2 change = +1,6% (ns)