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Cropanzano & James (1993): study US 1990 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Cropanzano, R.; James, K.
Title:
Dispositional Affectivity as a Predictor of Work Attitudes and Job Performance.
Source:
Journal of Organizational Behavior, 1993, Vol. 14, 595 - 606.

Investigation

Public:
Pathology laboratory personnel, United States, 1990
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 198
Non Response:
12%
Assessment:
Multiple assesment methods
questionnaire and rating by supervisor

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you feel this way

A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  ashamed
I  guilty
J  hostile
K  excited
L  active
M  determined
N  inspired
O  enthusiastic
P  alert
Q  attentive
R  proud
S  strong
T  interested

Answer options:  
1  very slightly or not at all
2  a little
3  moderately
4  quite a bit
5  extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): (A to J)/10
Positive affect score (PAS): (K to T)/10
Affect Balance Score  (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson's PANAS (time version not reported)
Classification:
A-BW-g-mq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Dispositional affectivity
Remarks:
Affect Balance computed by WDH team substracting NA from PA
Page in publication:
601
Error estimates:
Cronbach's alpha: PA: 0.83; NA: 0.80
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -4 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.30 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Affective commitment Current attitudes to one's work Continuance commitment Current attitudes to one's work Turnover intentions Dedication to current employer
Intention to leave job (vs stay)
Performance Current work-performance
Supervisor rating of job performance
Tenure Years employed in organization Global job satisfaction Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole