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Wright & Cropanzano (2000): study US 1997 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Wright, T.A.; Cropanzano, R.
Title:
Psychological Well-Being and Job Satisfaction as Predictors of Job Performance.
Source:
Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 2000, Vol.5, 84 - 94

Investigation

Public:
Juvenile probation officers, United States, 1997
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 37
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple assesment methods
Questionnaire and rating by supervisor

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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  Very lonely or remote from other people
B  Depressed or very unhappy
C  Bored
D  So restless you couldn't sit long in a chair
E  Vaguely uneasy about something without knowing why
F  On top of the world
G  Particularly excited or interested in something
H  Pleased about having accomplished something

Answer options:
0  never
1  sometimes
3  often
Summation:
Positive Affect Score (PAS): summed scores on F, G, H
Negative Affect Score (NAS): summed scores on A, B, C, D, E
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS

Possible range  -15 to +9
Transformed to a 7 point scale, where 1 is all or almost all positive feelings and 7 is all or almost all negative feelings.
1 = neg 0-1 and pos 7-9
2 = neg 0-1 and pos 4-6
2 = neg 2-3 and pos 7-9
3 = neg 0-1 and pos 3
3 = neg 2-3 and pos 4-6
3 = neg 4-5 and pos 7-9
4 = neg 0-1 and pos 0-2
4 = neg 2-3 and pos 3
4 = neg 4-5 and pos 4-6
4 = neg 6-15 and pos 7-9
5 = neg 2-3 and pos 0-2
5 = neg 4-5 and pos 3
5 = neg 6-15 and pos 4-6
6 = neg 4-5 and pos 0-2
6 = neg 6-15 and pos 3
7 = neg 6-15 and pos 0-2

Name: Berkman modified variation of Bradburn's `Affect Balance Scale'
Classification:
A-BB-g-mq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Psychological well-being
Page in publication:
89
Error estimates:
Cronbach's alpha = 0.70
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.60 -
SD:
1.40 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Job performance Supervisor rating of job performance Job satisfaction Current satisfaction with work Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Age Current age (in years)