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Misconduct Within the “Four Walls”: Does Organizational Justice Matter in Explaining Prison Officers’ Misconduct and Job Stress?

Misconduct Within the “Four Walls”: Does Organizational Justice Matter in Explaining Prison... Primarily, this article examines the role of organizational justice in understanding prison officers’ behavior. The authors surveyed 169 correctional officers across five correctional facilities in Ghana to explore the role of three organizational justice dimensions in prison misconduct and job stress. Results from the negative binomial and ordinal logistic analyses revealed the significant contributions of two dimensions of organizational justice in explaining misconduct and stress among officers. Officers who had higher perceptions of distributive fairness and interaction in the organization had lower odds of receiving misconduct-related complaints. Also, greater interaction was found to be associated with reduced job stress among prison officers. In addition, several officers’ characteristics were found to predict the number of times officers received misconduct complaints. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology SAGE

Misconduct Within the “Four Walls”: Does Organizational Justice Matter in Explaining Prison Officers’ Misconduct and Job Stress?

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© The Author(s) 2018
ISSN
0306-624X
eISSN
1552-6933
DOI
10.1177/0306624X18780941
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Abstract

Primarily, this article examines the role of organizational justice in understanding prison officers’ behavior. The authors surveyed 169 correctional officers across five correctional facilities in Ghana to explore the role of three organizational justice dimensions in prison misconduct and job stress. Results from the negative binomial and ordinal logistic analyses revealed the significant contributions of two dimensions of organizational justice in explaining misconduct and stress among officers. Officers who had higher perceptions of distributive fairness and interaction in the organization had lower odds of receiving misconduct-related complaints. Also, greater interaction was found to be associated with reduced job stress among prison officers. In addition, several officers’ characteristics were found to predict the number of times officers received misconduct complaints.

Journal

International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative CriminologySAGE

Published: Feb 1, 2019

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