Individual and Environmental Sources of Work Stress among Prison Officers
This course is based upon material published in the journal Criminal Justice and Behavior by Sage Publications on behalf of the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP). This course, including the continuing education credits are offered free of charge as a benefit to all IACFP members via the web link http://cjb.sagepub.com/
Work stress has been linked to a number of negative outcomes for employees and organizations. Drawing from the Job
Demand–Control (–Support) model, we examined the influences of work stress among more than 1,800 prison officers working in 45 prisons across Ohio and Kentucky. Multilevel analyses revealed that individual factors such as experiencing victimization and greater job demands were related to more stress among prison officers, whereas perceived control over inmates and support from coworkers and supervisors were associated with less stress. Facility violence was also linked to higher levels of officer stress across prisons.
Forensic and clinical psychologists can benefit from this course. In addition, this course is appropriate for social workers and professional counselors, especially those interested in forensic psychology or those who work within the criminal justice system. This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to enhance their knowledge of the consequences related to work stress among prison officers
Authors: Steiner, Wooldredge
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding the consequences related to work stress among prison officers. Specifically, a professional will:
Identify individual and environmental sources of work stress
Distinguish how objective and subjective stressors influence work stress among prison officers
Describe the negative outcomes and health implications linked to work stress.
Citation: Steiner, B., Wooldredge J., (2015). Individual and Environmental Sources of Work Stress among Prison Officers. Criminal Justice and Behavior. doi: 10.1177/0093854814564463. Reviewed by TM DiDona, PhD 2018 and found to be current. For a full list of current references, please Click Here
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