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Correctional Officer Job Stress: The Influence of Perceived Occupational Prestige

Abstract More than 450,000 people work in public and private correctional institutions in the United States, collectively supervising over 2.2 million jail and prison inmates. The nature of correctional officers' work exposes them to numerous stressors which can have harmful effects on their health and their job performance. Several studies have examined the significance of environmental factors on work outcomes among prison staff. Less attention has been paid to external stressors such as negative images of correctional officers held by the community and correctional officers' perception of their own occupational prestige. This is an important omission considering the negative stereotypes associated with correctional officers and the te... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Vickovic, Sam (Author) / Griffin, Marie L (Advisor) / Hepburn, John R (Committee member) / White, Michael D (Committee member) / Fradella, Henry F (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Correctional Officers / Corrections / Job Stress / Occupational Prestige
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 158 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Criminology and Criminal Justice 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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