A Gendered Career Stage Model to Explore Turnover Intent Among Correctional Officers

Marie Griffin, Eric G. Lambert, Nancy L. Hogan, Natalie Todak, John Hepburn

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Abstract

Understanding the factors that lead to correctional officer (CO) turnover intent is vital. Using a gendered career stage model, this study focused on male and female CO similarities and differences in workplace variable effects on turnover intent across career stages. The results indicated that organizational commitment was a consistent predictor of turnover intent for all correctional officers at all career stages, and, at various career stages, quality of supervision, coworker support, and safety concerns affected both males and females. Male officers were more likely to leave at all career stages, with the impact of job stress and role ambiguity influencing male turnover intent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)332-354
Number of pages23
JournalPrison Journal
Volume100
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020

Keywords

  • career stage theory
  • correctional staff
  • gender differences
  • gender model
  • turnover intent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Law

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