What Does Education Have to Do with It? A Study of Correctional Officer Stress

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What Does Education Have to Do with It? A Study of Correctional Officer Stress

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dc.contributor.author Evans, Brian en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-29T14:20:19Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-29T14:20:19Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.other b21271914 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1989/10504
dc.description vi, 69 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract Prior research has found mixed results when exploring the relationship between correctional officer stress and their education level. The purpose of this study is to see whether there is a relationship between education level and correctional officer stress. Participants in this study consisted of 228 correctional officers from four correctional institutions within the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The first of two hypotheses to be studied is that the higher the education level of correctional officers, the less stress they experience in the workplace compared to their less-educated counterparts. Secondly, correctional officers with higher education levels will also be able to cope more effectively should they experience such stress. These survey results could provide the impetus for meaningful stress management and educational programs for officers and cost savings for administrators. However, the findings in this study did not support the hypotheses. Education level did not affect the stress levels of officers, nor did it affect their ability to cope more effectively with such stress. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Brian Evans. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Master's Theses no. 1344 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Correctional personnel--Training of. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Educational attainment. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Stress (Psychology)--Stress management. en_US
dc.title What Does Education Have to Do with It? A Study of Correctional Officer Stress en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 820448285 en_US

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