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Dagenais-Desmarais & Savoie (2012): study CA Quebec 2011

Publication

Author(s):
Dagenais-Desmarais, V.; Savoie, A.
Title:
What is Psychological Well-Being, Really? A Grassroots Approach from the Organizational Sciences.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2012, Vol. 13, 659 - 684

Investigation

Public:
French-speaking workers, Québec, Canada, 2011
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 1080
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web
confidential and anonymous

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 felt this way during the past few weeks?

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
Positive affect score (PAS): K to T
Affect Balance Score  (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past few weeks' version)
Classification:
A-BW-cm-mq-v-5-e
Author's label:
PANAS
Remarks:
The time frame adopted was "during the last 4 weeks"

Positive affect: M = 3.55
Negative affect: M = 1.87
Page in publication:
667
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -40 - 40 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.68

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Interpersonal fit at work Feeling well at work Thriving at work Current satisfaction with work Feeling of competency at work Self-perceived work-performance
Satisfaction with own job-performance
Perceived recognition at work Self perceived recognition
Relations at work
Desire for involvement at work Current motivation to work