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NCJ Number: 157218 Find in a Library
Title: Research on Staff Commitment: A Discussion Paper
Author(s): D Robinson; L Simourd; F Porporino
Corporate Author: Canada Correctional Service
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Correctional Service
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P9, Canada
Sale Source: Canada Correctional Service
340 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P9,
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This report presents the methodology for a proposed study of the overall commitment of the Correctional Service of Canada staff to the type of work demanded in corrections; the research will include an investigation of a number of attitude, personality, and organizational variables that may be associated with variation in levels of staff commitment.
Abstract: The research strategy proposed would rely on a pilot study conducted on a small scale in selected regions. Based on the outcome of the pilot study, the research design would be refined and a national study would follow. To initiate the pilot study, the support of two regions would be needed. Thirty employees (15 from each region) would participate. Employees from both community and institutional settings would participate, with job classifications ranging from correction officers, case management officers, to management-level employees. In addition to the major criterion of interest (organizational commitment), the study will examine three additional organizational outcome measures: job satisfaction, motivation, and job performance. A number of predictor measures will also be incorporated into the study design, including demographic variables, job attitudes, and personality variables. This report describes each of the proposed measures in detail. Staff from the Research Branch will administer the package of instruments to respondents and conduct the interviews required to obtain the data for the pilot study. Participants will be asked to provide feedback on the data- collection package. Following the data-collection phase, the preliminary results of this study will be analyzed and necessary changes made to the instructions and/or instruments. 24 references and appended organizational commitment questionnaire (Mowday, Steers, and Porter, 1979)
Main Term(s): Correctional personnel attitudes
Index Term(s): Foreign correctional systems; Motivation; Work attitudes
Note: Communications and Corporate Development Research Report No. R-18.
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