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NCJ Number: 221622 Find in a Library
Title: Impact of Distributive and Procedural Justice on Correctional Staff Job Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:35  Issue:6  Dated:December 2007  Pages:644-656
Author(s): Eric G. Lambert; Nancy L. Hogan; Marie L. Griffin
Date Published: December 2007
Page Count: 13
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the impact of distributive and procedural justice, two forms of organizational justice, on correctional staff job stress, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment.
Abstract: Study findings support the contention that organizational justice (consisting of distributive and procedural justice) remains a significant dimension of the correctional work environment, shaping staff perceptions of job stress, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment. Distributive justice, but not procedural justice, had a significant effect on job stress. Procedural justice, but not distributive justice, had a direct impact on job satisfaction. Both distributive and procedural justice significantly influenced staff organizational commitment. The results with distributive and procedural justice as the independent variables indicate that work environment stressors cause employees to develop more negative impressions of distributive and procedural justice within their organization or work unit. Correctional facilities are part of a multifaceted industry that significantly influences society today. The role of correctional officer is tough, demanding, and highly stressful, as well as the heart and soul of any correctional facility. While there is a significant body of research on the impact of the work environment on correctional staff, this study sought to expand this knowledge by examining the effects of distributive and procedural justice (dimensions of organizational justice) on correctional staff job stress, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment. Tables, appendix and references
Main Term(s): Corrections management
Index Term(s): Correctional officer stress; Correctional Officers; Correctional personnel; Correctional personnel attitudes; Correctional staff management; Corrections occupational stress; Morale; Work attitudes
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