Opening the Manager's Door: State Probation Officer Stress and Perceptions of Participation in Workplace Decision Making

Date
2003
Authors
Slate, Risdon N.
Wells, Terry L.
Johnson, W. Wesley
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Sage Publishing
Abstract
Stress can be costly not only to individuals but also to organizations. Participatory management has been recommended as a means for reducing probation officer stress. This article via self-report surveys of probation personnel in a southern state considers the relationship of a number of demographic variables with employee perceptions of participation in workplace decision making, job satisfaction, and organizational and physical stress levels. Construction of a structural model revealed that employee perceptions of participation in a workplace decision making was an important variable in relationship to job satisfaction and its influence on both reported organizational and physical symptoms of stress. The results lend further credence to the use and development of participatory management schemes within probation organization. .
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Keywords
Criminal psychology, Job stress, Management—Employee participation, Correctional personnel
Citation
Slate, R. N., Wells, T. L., & Johnson, W. W. (2003). Opening the Manager’s Door: State Probation Officer Stress and Perceptions of Participation in Workplace Decision Making. Crime and Delinquency, 49(4), 519–541.
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