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An Exploratory Study of the Effects of Work Environment Variables on Job Satisfaction Among Chinese Prison Staff
Jiang, Shanhe1; Lambert, Eric G.2; Liu, Jianhong3; Zhang, Jinwu3
2018-05
Source PublicationINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OFFENDER THERAPY AND COMPARATIVE CRIMINOLOGY
ISSN0306-624X
Volume62Issue:6Pages:1694-1719
Abstract

Job satisfaction has been linked to many positive outcomes, such as greater work performance, increased organizational commitment, reduced job burnout, decreased absenteeism, and lower turnover intent/turnover. A substantial body of research has examined how work environment variables are linked to job satisfaction among U.S. correctional staff; far less research has examined prison staff in non-Western nations, especially China. Using survey data collected from two prisons in Guangzhou, China, this study investigated the level of job satisfaction among prison staff and how personal characteristics (i.e., gender, tenure, age, and educational level) and work environment variables (i.e., perceived dangerousness of the job, job variety, supervision, instrumental communication, and input into decision making) affect job satisfaction. The findings from ordinary least squares regression equations indicated that the work environment variables explained a greater proportion of the variance in the job satisfaction measure than the personal characteristics. In the full multivariate regression model, gender was the only personal characteristic to have a significant association with job satisfaction, with female staff reporting higher satisfaction. Input into decision making and job variety had significant positive associations, whereas dangerousness had a significant negative relationship with job satisfaction.

KeywordChina Prison Staff Job Satisfaction Work Environment Prison Personnel
DOI10.1177/0306624X17691533
URLView the original
Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaCriminology & Penology ; Psychology
WOS SubjectCriminology & Penology ; Psychology, Applied
WOS IDWOS:000430231100015
PublisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
Corresponding AuthorJiang, Shanhe
Affiliation1.Wayne State Univ, Detroit, MI USA
2.Univ Mississippi, Oxford, MS USA
3.Univ Macau, Taipa, Macao, Peoples R China
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Jiang, Shanhe,Lambert, Eric G.,Liu, Jianhong,et al. An Exploratory Study of the Effects of Work Environment Variables on Job Satisfaction Among Chinese Prison Staff[J]. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OFFENDER THERAPY AND COMPARATIVE CRIMINOLOGY,2018,62(6):1694-1719.
APA Jiang, Shanhe,Lambert, Eric G.,Liu, Jianhong,&Zhang, Jinwu.(2018).An Exploratory Study of the Effects of Work Environment Variables on Job Satisfaction Among Chinese Prison Staff.INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OFFENDER THERAPY AND COMPARATIVE CRIMINOLOGY,62(6),1694-1719.
MLA Jiang, Shanhe,et al."An Exploratory Study of the Effects of Work Environment Variables on Job Satisfaction Among Chinese Prison Staff".INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OFFENDER THERAPY AND COMPARATIVE CRIMINOLOGY 62.6(2018):1694-1719.
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