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I Want to Leave: A Test of a Model of Turnover Intent Among Correctional Staff

Description: Voluntary turnover is costly and disruptive to most correctional organizations. Turnover intent is the best predictor of voluntary turnover. This study examined the impact of personal characteristics (gender, age, position, tenure, educational level, and race), work environment factors (i.e., input into decision-making, instrumental communication, integration, organizational fairness, job variety, supervision, dangerousness of the job, role stress, work-related family conflict, and family-related work conflict), and work attitudes (i.e., job involvement, job stress, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment) on the turnover intent of Midwestern correctional staff. In multi-variate analysis, gender, tenure, educational level, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment had statistically significant effects on turnover intent, with job satisfaction having the greatest impact.

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Lambert, E. G. (2006). I Want to Leave: A Test of a Model of Turnover Intent Among Correctional Staff [Electronic Version]. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 2(1), 57-83.

Keywords: turnover intent, correctional staff turnover, work-related conflict, family-related conflict

Date: May 30, 2006 | File Size: 244.48 Kb | Downloads: 2674

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