Correlational finding on Happiness and Mood during the day of interview
Subject code: M15ab02

StudyWright et al. (2004): study US 1999
TitleState and Trait Correlates of Job Performance: A Tale of Two Perspectives.
SourceJournal of Business and Psychology, 2004, Vol. 18, 365 - 3883
PublicPublic sector supervisory personel; USA; 199?
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =45

Author's labelPositive and negative mood
Page in Source 372
Our classificationMood during the day of interview , code M15ab02
PANAS scale. Version 'today'
Subjects indicated the extent to which they experienced 
each affecivity state that day on a five point scale 
ranging from 'very slightly or not at all' to 
extremely'. Postive and negative affectivity are 
measured separately.
Observed distributionpositive mood: M=3,0 SD=0,8; negative mood=1,9 SD=0,9
Error EstimatesCronbach alpha positive mood: .90, negative mood: .92

Observed Relation with Happiness
A-BB-u-mq-v-3-er=+.50 p < .01
positive mood
A-BB-u-mq-v-3-er=-.45 p < .01
negative mood

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-BB-u-mq-v-3-eSelfreport on 8 questions:

Here is a list that describes some of the ways people feel at different times. How often do you feel each of these ways?
A On top of the world
B Very lonely or remote from other people
C Particularly excited or interested in something
D Pleased about having accomplished something
E Bored
F Depressed or very unhappy
G So restless that you could not sit long in a chair
H Vaguely uneasy about something without knowing why

Reponse options:
0 never
1 sometimes
3 often

PA = A+C+D (range 0-9)
NA = B+E+F+G+H (range 0-15)
ABS = PA-NA (range 1-7)

Name: Index of Psychological Wellbeing

Appendix 2: Statistics used
rPRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')
Type: test statistic.
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

r = 0 no correlation ,
r = 1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and
r = -1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values.
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.