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Studies

Wright et al. (2004): study US 1998

Publication

Author(s):
Wright, T.A.; Cropanzano, R.; Meyer, D.G.
Title:
State and Trait Correlates of Job Performance: A Tale of Two Perspectives.
Source:
Journal of Business and Psychology, 2004, Vol. 18, 365 - 3883

Investigation

Public:
Social welfare counselors, USA, 199?
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 48
Non Response:
33
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Self report questionnaire. Job performance rated by management management.

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:
Psychological Well-Being
Page in publication:
371
Error estimates:
coefficient alpha: .72
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.50 8.50
SD:
1.30
Full text:
Selfreport 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 today....?
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  exiled
I   ashamed
J   guilty
K  hostile
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 K
Positive affect score   (PAS): L to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('today' version)
Classification:
A-BW-md-mq-v-5-b
Author's label:
Affective mood
Remarks:
Positive Affect subscale: M=3,2   SD=0,7
Negative Affect subscale M=1,6  SD=0,6
Page in publication:
375
Error estimates:
Cronbach alpha positive mood: .87, negative mood: .91
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -40 - 40 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Job performance Current work-performance Positive and negative mood Current mood of the moment Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female)