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Wright & Bonett (1993): study US 1988

Publication

Author(s):
Wright, T.A.; Bonett, D.G.
Title:
Mental Health and Work Performance: Results of a Longitudinal Field Study.
Source:
Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, 1993, Vol. 66, 277 - 284

Investigation

Public:
Human services personel; USA; followed for 2 years, 198?
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 33
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mental health; work performance rated by top-ranking supervisor

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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

Scoring:
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
Classification:
A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e
Author's label:
Mental health
Remarks:
T1: M=3,42 SD = 1,41 T2: M=3,64 SD = 1,52
T1 - T2 correlation : r = +.76 p < .0001
Page in publication:
279
Error estimates:
Cronbach alpha T1 T2 positive feeling data .76 .71 negative feeling data .69 .68
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.53
SD:
1.37

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Composite work performance Later work-performance Mental health Recent happiness (< 1 year ago) Goal emphasis Later work-performance Work facilitation Later work-performance Team building Later work-performance