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Title: Job Burnout in Probation and Parole - Its Extent and Intervention Implications
Journal: Criminal Justice Journal  Volume:12  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1985)  Pages:91-110
Author(s): J T Whitehead
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 81-IJ-CX-0039
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data are presented from a sample of almost 1000 probation and parole workers concerning job burnout, as measured by one currently accepted indicator.
Abstract: The problem was not as extensive as some popular accounts have implied, but a sizable proportion of the sample did report experiencing the difficulty. Findings on the levels of burnout at different seniority levels suggest that burnout is worst for employees past their initial period of employment and lowest for the newly hired and for the most experienced. Intervention implications based on this preliminary analysis include attention to consciousness raising, orientation program development, and utilization of more experienced probation officers as mentors. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Burnout syndrome; Correctional in-service training; Probation or parole officers; Work attitudes
Note: Earlier version presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Louisville, March 1982.
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