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Studies

Zelenski et al. (2008): study CA 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Zelenski, J.M.; Jenkins, D.A.; Murphy, S.A.
Title:
The Happy-Productive Worker Thesis Revisited.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2008. Vol. 9, 521 - 537

Investigation

Public
Directors, Canada, followed 8 weeks, 2005
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Sampling not reported
Respondents
N = 715
Non Response
43%
Assessment
Questionnaire: web

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 generally feel this way, that is, how you feel on average?
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)/10
Positive affect score (PAS): (K to T)/10
Affect Balance Score  (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('in general' version)
Classification:
A-BW-g-mq-v-5-g
Author's label:
Average emotional experience
Remarks:
Mean and SD cannot be computed
Page in publication:
528

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Productivity at work Self-rating of work-performance
Later supervisor rating of job performance
Job satisfaction Current satisfaction with work Life satisfaction Happiness inventories involving unacceptable items