A job well done?: Across-country comparison of workplace wellbeing among prison staff

Bondy, J, Gorazd, M, Aytac, S, Eryilmaz, M and Bayram, N 2006, 'A job well done?: Across-country comparison of workplace wellbeing among prison staff ', Occasional Series in Criminal Justice and International Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-17.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title A job well done?: Across-country comparison of workplace wellbeing among prison staff
Author(s) Bondy, J
Gorazd, M
Aytac, S
Eryilmaz, M
Bayram, N
Year 2006
Journal name Occasional Series in Criminal Justice and International Studies
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 16
Publisher RMIT Publishing
Abstract In many countries throughout the world, the justice sector is characterised by high levels of staff turnover, often associated with the particular stresses embedded in the criminal justice working environment. This phenomenon is, in many countries, most acutely manifested in the prison sector. This study focuses on the Turkish and Slovenian prison sectors and compares results with identical studies undertaken in both countries. This paper utilises the Job Effective Wellbeing Survey (JAWS) to explore job satisfaction (JS) of staff in Turkish and Slovenian prisons. The intent of this study is to investigate whether there are statistically significant differences between the JS levels of prison officers in these two countries, and to explore the role of national culture within these results. This study has a number of unique features. It is the first study that compares the JS of prison staff in Turkish and Slovenian contexts. It is also one of the few known studies that has focused on JS utilising the JAWS survey instrument for prison staff specifically. Finally, this study provides a research base for further international research focusing on prisons as workplaces, and provides opportunities for cross-cultural comparisons.
Subject Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation
Copyright notice © J Bondy, G Mesko, S Aytac, M Eryilmaz, N Bayram
ISSN 1834-3759
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