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NCJ Number: 228413 Find in a Library
Title: Effect of Organizational Climate on Youth Outcomes in Residential Treatment
Journal: Residential Treatment for Children and Youth  Volume:26  Issue:3  Dated:July-September 2009  Pages:194-208
Author(s): Neil Jordan Ph.D.; Scott C. Leon Ph.D.; Richard A. Epstein Ph.D.; Elizabeth Durkin Ph.D.; Jena Helgerson Ph.D.; Brittany L. Lakin-Starr M.A.
Date Published: July 2009
Page Count: 15
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the association between organizational climate and changes in internalizing and externalizing behavior for youth in residential treatment centers.
Abstract: Results of the study demonstrated that a higher perception of person-job match on community among frontline staff was associated with more improvement on youth externalizing behaviors. Counter-intuitively, higher person-job match on fairness and workload were each associated with less improvement on internalizing and externalizing behavior. The results can be used by residential treatment administrators to improve organizational structure and practice, and might have implications for training and development of frontline staff. The purpose of this study was to determine the organizational climate characteristics perceived by frontline residential treatment staff that were associated with improvement in youth internalizing and externalizing behavior. The study sample consisted of 407 youth and 349 full-time, front-line staff from 17 residential treatment centers in Illinois. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Juvenile residential treatment centers
Index Term(s): Behavior patterns; Individual behavior; Organization studies; Problem behavior; Residential child care institutions; Treatment; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
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