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NCJ Number: 229787 Find in a Library
Title: Exploratory Examination of the Consequences of Burnout in Terms of Life Satisfaction, Turnover Intent, and Absenteeism Among Private Correctional Staff
Journal: Prison Journal  Volume:90  Issue:1  Dated:March 2010  Pages:94-114
Author(s): Eric G. Lambert; Nancy L. Hogan; Irshad Altheimer
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 21
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the effects of burnout among a sample of correctional staff at a private prison located in the Midwest.
Abstract: Burnout, a syndrome caused by excessive strain and psychological exhaustion, comprises the dimensions of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of being ineffective. Survey results from 160 correctional staff at a maximum security private prison in the Midwest were used to compute ordinary least squares regression equations in order to reveal the effects of burnout on the outcomes of life satisfaction, turnover intent, and absenteeism. Ineffectiveness was linked with none of the three outcomes. Depersonalization was linked with increased turnover intent and more frequent absenteeism, and emotional exhaustion was linked with all three outcomes. The results differed somewhat between female and male staff and between correctional and noncorrectional officers. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Correctional personnel
Index Term(s): Burnout syndrome; Correctional officer stress; Correctional personnel attitudes; Corrections occupational stress; Job pressure; Morale; Stress assessment; Turnover rates
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