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NCJ Number: 218974 Find in a Library
Title: Explaining Perceptions of Administrative Support Among Prison Treatment Staff: A Spotlight on Deputy Wardens in Charge of Treatment
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:44  Issue:2/3  Dated:2006  Pages:81-113
Author(s): Brett E. Garland; William P. McCarty
Date Published: 2006
Page Count: 35
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper explored how perceptions of administrative support among treatment staff working in a Midwest prison system varied according to personal and work-related variables.
Abstract: The results indicate that demographic variables, particularly age and education, were better overall predictors of administrative support than work-related variables. Specifically, the findings suggest that younger treatment staff and those having Bachelor’s degrees and more paperwork feel less support from their deputy warden. What is implied is that high-ranking treatment managers need to be alert to these subgroups of treatment staff and search for ways to improve their relationships with them. Treatment personnel in American prisons constitute a heavily understudied population of the correctional workforce. Knowing that treatment staff are vitally important to the success of rehabilitation and that prison management has an impact on worker outcomes, it is crucial to begin to study the support given to treatment staff by prison administrators. This paper, through the use of a questionnaire, explored how perceptions of administrative support among substance abuse and mental health staff working in a Midwest prison system varied according to work-related and personal variables. Tables, references and appendix A and B
Main Term(s): Correctional staff management
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Perception; Personnel retention; Prison management; Work attitudes
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