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Title:Drivers for enhancing job performance of prison officers in Slovenia : effects of job attitudes, organizational, and work-related factors
Authors:ID Podgorski, Katrin (Author)
ID Lobnikar, Branko (Author)
ID Mihelič, Anže (Author)
ID Prislan Mihelič, Kaja (Author)
Files:URL https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1247743/full?&utm_source=Email_to_authors_&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=T1_11.5e1_author&utm_campaign=Email_publication&field=&journalName=Frontiers_in_Psychology&id=1247743
 
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URL https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1247743/full
 
Language:English
Work type:Scientific work
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FVV - Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security
Abstract:Maintaining order and safety in a prison environment heavily depends on prison officers, who daily interact with prisoners and are constantly dealing with dangerous situations. Their task performance is vital for the organizational performance and the fulfillment of the prisons’ mission. For managing prison officers’ job performance efficiently, it is important to understand the associated factors; however, job performance in a prison environment remains completely unexplored in Slovenia. This article presents a study conducted among Slovenian prison officers (n = 201), which examined their task performance, its association with job attitudes, and the role of organizational and work-related factors. The study results showed that the prison officers’ task performance is associated with their job satisfaction, but not with their job involvement. Moreover, their job satisfaction is associated with perceived organizational justice, job stress, and the dangerousness of the job. Based on these findings, we demonstrated that task performance depends on several direct and indirect factors that prison management should prioritize, the key ones being stress reduction, strengthening the feeling of organizational justice, and the ability to deal with the job-related dangers successfully. This article highlights organizational and work-related factors important for improving the prison officers’ well-being at work.
Keywords:job performance, task performance, workplace psychology, prisons, rison officers
Publication status:Published
Publication version:Version of Record
Submitted for review:26.06.2023
Article acceptance date:28.08.2023
Publication date:08.09.2023
Year of publishing:2023
Number of pages:15 str.
Numbering:Vol. 14, [article no.] ǂ1247743
PID:20.500.12556/DKUM-86419-6c37dbea-2802-84bd-44b7-52a57d702c52 New window
UDC:343.83(497.4)
ISSN on article:1664-1078
eISSN:1664-1078
COBISS.SI-ID:163767555 New window
DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1247743 New window
Publication date in DKUM:29.11.2023
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Title:Frontiers in psychology
Shortened title:Front. psychol.
Publisher:Frontiers Research Foundation
ISSN:1664-1078
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License:CC BY 4.0, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
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Description:This is the standard Creative Commons license that gives others maximum freedom to do what they want with the work as long as they credit the author.
Licensing start date:08.09.2023

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Language:Slovenian
Keywords:zaporski delavci, delovna uspešnost, psihologija delovnega mesta


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