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NCJ Number: 157225 Find in a Library
Title: Background to the Staff Commitment Research Project
Author(s): D Robinson; L Simourd; F Porporino
Corporate Author: Canada Correctional Service
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Correctional Service
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P9, Canada
Sale Source: Canada Correctional Service
340 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P9,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This report describes the rationale for the Staff Commitment Study, which was conducted by the Correctional Service of Canada to examine staff allegiance to an organization, and the basic research instruments used to collect data.
Abstract: The study was prompted by recognition that the quality and motivation of correctional personnel is important, particularly considering the ambitious correctional agenda of the Correctional Service of Canada. The belief that staff can be mobilized to meet this agenda raises research questions about the current levels of energy and enthusiasm among staff and the particular target groups that should become the focus of staff development interventions. The research will measure the overall commitment of staff to the Correctional Service of Canada and will gather information on attitudes, personality, and organizational variables. The research will inform two main areas of staff development: recruitment and training. Data collection instruments will include the Organizational Commitment Questionnaire, the Job Diagnostic Survey, a special instrument to measure commitment behaviors, a supervisory rating tool, the Professional Orientation Scale, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and several other instruments. 27 references and appended organizational commitment questionnaire
Main Term(s): Correctional personnel attitudes
Index Term(s): Canada; Corrections in foreign countries; Work attitudes
Note: Research Report R-20
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