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NCJ Number: 250847 Find in a Library
Title: Further Inspection Into the Effects of Correctional Officers' Sex, Race, and Perceptions of Safety on Job-Related Attitudes
Journal: Prison Journal  Volume:96  Issue:4  Dated:September 2016  Pages:576-599
Author(s): J. Wooldredge; B. Steiner
Date Published: September 2016
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2007-IJ-CX-0010
Document: HTML
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines more closely the empirical relationships between correctional officers’ job attitudes and officer demographics and perceptions of safety.
Abstract: Bi-level analyses from 1,740 officers in 45 prisons revealed that officers’ sex and race mattered for shaping an officer’s pride with co-workers, consideration of transferring to another facility, and perceptions of co-workers’ job satisfaction, but only as they were linked to perceptions of sexism and racism. Perceptions of safety also mattered. Yet, levels of inmate crime and victimization were irrelevant for shaping attitudes. Positive attitudes were also more common in facilities housing higher risk populations, and in facilities for men. 31 references (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Correctional Officers
Index Term(s): Correctional personnel attitudes; Demography; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ grant-related documents; Occupational safety and health; Work attitudes
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