The Impact of Work-Family Conflict on Private Prison Staff

Nancy Lynne Hogan, Ferris State University
Eric Lambert, Ferris State University
Shannon M. Barton, Indiana State University

Work-family conflict occurs when the two domains of work and family conflict are incompatible in some way with one another. This is probably are real problem for many correctional staff. Nevertheless, only limited research has been done in the area, and none of the published studies on work-family conflict have studied private prison staff. Results of a survey which included work-family conflict measures conducted in late 2002 of staff at a private Midwestern prison are presented. In addition recommendations to aid correctional administrators in reducing this form of worker stress are outlined.

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Updated 05/20/2006