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Studies

Wright & Bonett (1997): study US 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Wright, T.A.; Bonett, D.G.
Title:
The Role of Pleasantness and Activation-Based Well-Being in Performance Prediction.
Source:
Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 1997, Vol. 2, 212 - 219

Investigation

Public:
Criminal justice staff personnel; USA; followed 2 years, 199?
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 76
Non Response:
18
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
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:
Pleasantness well-being
Remarks:
T1 M=3,40 SD=1,48  T2 M=3,52 SD=1,53
Page in publication:
213
Error estimates:
Cronbach alpha: T1 = .69 T2 = .74
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.40
SD:
1.40

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Composite work performance Later work-performance Goal emphasis Later work-performance
Later motivation
Work facilitation Later work-performance Support Later work-performance Team building Later work-performance Activation well-being Later work-attitudes Age Current age (in years) Job tenure Earlier (un)employment
Current employment arrangement
Gender Sex (male vs female) Pleasantness well-being Recent happiness (< 1 year ago)