The Ties That Bind: OrganizationaL Commitment and Its Effect on Correctional Orientation, Absenteeism, and Turnover Intent

Eric G. Lambert, Marie L. Griffin, Nancy L. Hogan, Thomas Kelley

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Abstract

Recent literature has found that organizational commitment of correctional staff is highly influenced by the workplace and can either result in positive or negative behaviors. Most research, though, has examined predictors of only one type of commitment. This study looked at three types of commitment (continuance, moral, and affective) and their influence on the outcomes of correctional orientation, views of absenteeism, and turnover intent. The results indicate that the three dimensions of commitment varied in their impact on the organization outcomes and provide insight into the complex nature of the bonds that tie employees to this unique organization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-156
Number of pages22
JournalThe Prison Journal
Volume95
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2015

Keywords

  • correctional staff, organizational commitment
  • support for punishment, turnover intent
  • support for treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Law

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