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NCJ Number: 136154 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Motivating Correctional Staff, Book I
Author(s): L P Leduc
Editor(s): J R Farber
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 124
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: ISBN 0-929-310-67-5
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material (Programmed)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This correspondence course was devised by the American Correctional Association to help correctional managers and supervisors motivate staff to be productive. The first book of the course examines the impact of attitudes on motivation, pinpointing behavior, and using goals to motivate staff.
Abstract: Consideration is given to management attitudes toward employees, the performance cycle, the relation between beliefs and the way staff are treated, and ways to increase staff motivation. Attention is also paid to basic information employees need to know to perform their job well, problems that occur when supervisors use general statements, how communication affects performance, benefits of pinpointing behavior, differences between objective and subjective goals, and the goal-setting process. The self-instructional format of the course enables correctional managers to study during their free time and work at their own pace. Course topics range from pinpointing behavior and analyzing poor performance to using positive reinforcement and getting rid of undesirable behavior.
Main Term(s): Corrections management training; Motivation
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Correctional staff management; Productivity
Note: See NCJ-136155 and NCJ-136156, for Books II and III, respectively, and NCJ-136157, for the final test.
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