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NCJ Number: 158134 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Work Supervisor Leadership and Credibility: Their Influence on Offender Work Motivation
Journal: Forum on Corrections Research  Volume:7  Issue:3  Dated:September 1995  Pages:15-17
Author(s): C. Gillis; M. Getkate; D. Robinson; F. Porporino
Date Published: September 1995
Page Count: 3
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: A multisource assessment approach was used to evaluate the impact of supervisor attributes on offender work motivation, incorporating data collected from 35 work supervisors, 143 offenders, and seven work supervisor managers from seven Canadian correctional facilities.
Abstract: The surveys focused on supervisor leadership style, organizational outcome measures, and credibility. Compared to supervisors who were rated as having a passive, nonleadership attitude, supervisors who displayed transformational leadership attributes exerted a positive influence upon inmates in terms of their work motivation and job involvement. Similarly, supervisors who were perceived as credible seemed to elicit higher work motivation, job involvement, and extra effort from offenders working under them. According to supervisor manager ratings, supervisor effectiveness was correlated with behavioral measures of offender work motivation. 1 figure and 8 notes
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Canada; Correctional industries; Foreign inmates; Inmate attitudes; Leadership; Supervision
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