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NCJ Number: 229938 Find in a Library
Title: Relationship Among Distributive and Procedural Justice Correctional Life Satisfaction, Burnout, and Turnover Intent: An Exploratory Study
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:38  Issue:1  Dated:January/February 2010  Pages:7-16
Author(s): Eric G. Lambert; Nancy L. Hogan; Shanhe Jiang; O. Oko Elechi; Barbaranne Benjamin; Angela Morris; John M. Laux; Paula Dupuy
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 10
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examines the relationship between organizational justice and turnover intent among correctional employees.
Abstract: Distributive and procedural justice, two dimensions of organizational justice, have been found to be salient antecedents of many correctional staff attitudes, such as job stress, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment; however, little correctional research has examined their relationships with the life satisfaction, burnout, and turnover intent. Multivariate regression equations were estimated to determine the association of personal characteristics, distributive justice, and procedural justice with the life satisfaction, burnout, and turnover intent of correctional employees based on a survey of 160 staff at a private Midwestern maximum security institution. Both distributive and procedural justice had a statistically significant inverse association with burnout and turnover intent, while procedural justice had a significant positive relationship with life satisfaction. Additionally, the results indicated that the association of procedural justice was larger than the association for distributive justice. Similar results were obtained using only responses from correctional officers. Tables, note, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Burnout syndrome; Comparative analysis; Correctional officer stress; Correctional personnel attitudes; Corrections occupational stress; Turnover rates; Work attitudes
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