Correctional officers' perceptions of equitable treatment in the masculinized prison environment

Marie L. Griffin, Gaylene S. Armstrong, John Hepburn

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Research suggests that employee perceptions of an organization's support for policies that promote an equitable work environment may differ significantly by race and gender groups. This study examines such perceptual differences and their attitudinal effects on employee experiences within the unique context of a prison setting. Significant differences in correctional officer perceptions of policies are found to exist by race and gender groups. Contrary to expectations, all race and gender groups perceive strong organizational support for equal treatment policies. Moreover, the work experiences of White males are not negatively affected by perceptions of organizational support for equal treatment as had been hypothesized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-206
Number of pages18
JournalCriminal Justice Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005



  • Correctional officers
  • Equal treatment
  • Job satisfaction
  • Organizational commitment
  • Prison

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law

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