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NCJ Number: 227907 Find in a Library
Title: Impact of Job Stress, Job Involvement, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment on Correctional Staff Support for Rehabilitation and Punishment
Journal: Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society  Volume:22  Issue:2  Dated:June 2009  Pages:109-122
Author(s): Eric G. Lambert; Nancy L. Hogan; Shannon M. Barton; O. Oko Elechi
Date Published: June 2009
Page Count: 14
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the potential antecedents of work characteristics on correctional staff support for rehabilitation or punishment.
Abstract: As with past studies, the results were mixed, with most characteristics having no significant relationship with correctional orientations. Gender, tenure, and race were not significant predictors of support for rehabilitation or support for punishment. The findings indicate that job involvement and organizational commitment positively influenced correctional staff support for rehabilitation policies. However, job stress and job satisfaction did not have a significant effect on correctional staff attitudes towards either punishment or rehabilitation. Past studies have examined correctional staff support for rehabilitation and punishment policies and have produced conflicting results. To expand the area of inquiry and assess the potential antecedents of the work environment regarding correctional staff support for rehabilitation or punishment, this study examined the impact of job stress, job involvement, and organizational commitment on staff attitudes toward the rehabilitation or punishment of inmates. Tables, note, and references
Main Term(s): Correctional personnel attitudes
Index Term(s): Correctional officer stress; Correctional Officers; Corrections occupational stress; Punishment; Rehabilitation
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