The Issue of Role Stressors Among Staff at a Private Midwestern Prison

Eugene A. Paoline III, University of Central Florida
Nancy Lynne Hogan, Ferris State University
Eric Lambert, Ferris State University
Alan W. Clarke, University of Wisconsin - Parkside
Janet Lambert, Ferris State University

Correctional work is often stressful. Factors which cause work stress are called stressors. Role stressors, such as role conflict, role ambiguity, and dangerousness, have received frequent attention in the correctional job stress literature. While there is a growing body of literature, there has been almost no examination of the impact of role stressors on private prison staff. The impact of role stressors among staff at a private prison are explored.

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