The Effects of Emotional Exhaustion on Prison Employees’ Job Satisfaction and Personal Accomplishments

Avdi S. Avdija, Sudipto Roy


This study investigates the effects of emotional exhaustion on job satisfaction and constraints of personal accomplishments of prison employees who work in the maximum and medium security prisons. Specifically, this study attempts to determine the amount of variation that can be explained in the job satisfaction and personal accomplishment, the main dependant variables, by using the emotional exhaustion as the main predictor, controlling for the effects of a selected number of demographic characteristics of prison employees. The data for this study were collected from three prisons in the State of Indiana - one maximum security prison and two medium security prisons. The results that emerge in this study suggest that emotional exhaustion accounts for eighteen percent of variation in the job satisfaction among prison employees, and about eight percent of the variation in the constraints of personal accomplishments.

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International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory | ISSN : 1916-2782