Title

The Job in the Joint: The Impact of Generation and Gender on Work Stress in Prison

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2010

Department

Criminal Justice

Abstract

Most of the existing literature on correctional officer work stress examined factors such as leadership, job environment, stress and job satisfaction. This study surveyed correctional officers and examined the impact of gender and generation on work stress. Results indicated that gender is a significant factor regarding work-related stress, more than any other demographic variable, although generation had a small impact on job stress. Generation and gender explained a miniscule portion of work stress variance. Further studies are needed to assess the overall relationship among demographic factors, non-static officer attributes, and job stress. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Journal of Criminal Justice

Volume

38

Issue

4

First Page

609

Last Page

615