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NCJ Number: 229443 Find in a Library
Title: Job Involvement, Job Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment and the Burnout of Correctional Staff
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:37  Issue:2  Dated:February 2010  Pages:239-255
Author(s): Marie L. Griffin; Nancy L. Hogan; Eric G. Lambert; Kasey A. Tucker-Gail; David N. Baker
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 17
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study investigated the relationship of job involvement, job stress, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment to the degree of burnout among correctional personnel.
Abstract: In an era in which rising costs, shrinking budgets, and personnel shortages are common, it is increasingly important to provide a positive work situation to ensure worker stability. Research indicates that job burnout is a negative response that is harmful to the employee and to the organization. Depersonalization, emotional exhaustion, and feeling a lack of accomplishment at work are all dimensions of job burnout. This study examined the association of job involvement, job stress, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment with burnout among correctional staff. The findings highlight the significance of these variables in relation to burnout. Specifically, job satisfaction had an inverse relationship with emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a sense of reduced accomplishment at work, whereas job stress had a significant positive relationship with depersonalization and emotional exhaustion. Job involvement also had a positive association with emotional exhaustion, whereas commitment to the organization had no relationship with any of the three dimensions of burnout. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Corrections research
Index Term(s): Burnout syndrome; Correctional officer stress; Correctional staff management; Correctional staff needs assessment; Corrections occupational stress; Job pressure; Stress assessment
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