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NCJ Number: 220203 Find in a Library
Title: Burnout Among Corrections-Based Drug Treatment Staff: Impact of Individual and Organizational Factors
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:51  Issue:5  Dated:October 2007  Pages:510-522
Author(s): Bryan R. Garner; Kevin Knight; D. Dwayne Simpson
Date Published: October 2007
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: R37DA13093
Publisher: http://www.sagepub.com/ 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The goal of this article is to research and find out the reasons why drug abuse treatment staff within the correction setting experience job burnout.
Abstract: The findings revealed that there were a number of reasons for the job burnout but the main reasons were the ages of the counselors, gender, lower adaptability, poorer clarity of agency mission, higher levels of stress, and some staff attributes/organizational factors. The researcher set out to look at the stress and burnout level of drug abuse treatment staff in a correctional setting for several reasons (1) because these social service professionals had been overlooked in the enormous amount of literature that exists on burnout in the social service professions, and (2) because of budget constraints, many drug treatment facilities were forced to operate for long periods of time and well beyond their capabilities which results in pressure and stress on the treatment staff. The research study was conducted by collecting sample data from 151 drug treatment counselors from across all 8 State-run correctional-based treatment programs in a southwestern State in the United States. The response rate was 77.30 percent. From April to July 2005, a clinical supervisor from each treatment program distributed assessment packets to each drug treatment counselor, and the counselors mailed the preaddressed postage paid envelope directly back to the researcher. Limitations of the study are discussed. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Inmate drug treatment
Index Term(s): Burnout syndrome; Correctional staff development; Correctional staff needs assessment
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