Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Subject code: W05ad01

StudyWright et al. (2002): study US 1997
TitleWhen a Happy Worker is a Productive Worker: A Preliminary Examination of Three Models.
SourceCanadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 2002, Vol. 34, 146 - 150
PublicPublic-sector managers, USA, 2002, followed 2 years
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response17
Respondents N =59

Correlate
Author's labelComposite job satisfaction
Page in Source 148
Our classificationSatisfaction with work-as-a-whole, code W05ad01
Operationalization
Selfreport of satisfaction with:
- work itself
- co-workers
- supervision

Rated on a 5 point scale ranging from (1) very 
unsatisfied to (5) very satisfied.These 3 items were 
summed to form a composite measure of job satisfaction.
Assessed at T1.
Observed distributionM= 3,2 SD = 0,8
Error EstimatesCronbach alpha: .68

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BB-u-mq-v-3-er=+.03 ns
T1 happiness by T1 composite job satisfaction


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-BB-u-mq-v-3-eSelfreport 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


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
rPRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')
Type: test statistic.
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
r = 0 no correlation ,
r = 1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and
r = -1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl