Lambert And Paoline Case Study

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Lambert and Paoline focused their research on how different areas of the work environment impact the attitudes of correctional employees (Lambert & Paoline, 2008). The research problem is the relationship of job stress, attitudes, organizational characteristics, job commitment and satisfaction. Lambert and Paoline had four research goals. First was to examine the impact of demographics, organizational, and job characteristics on correctional staff job stress, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment (Lambert & Paoline, 2008). Second was to determine if the effects of the first goal changed depending on the occupational attitude being studied (Lambert & Paoline, 2008). Third was to determine how the three occupational attitudes that…show more content…
Work environment explained a great amount of job stress and suggested that work environment is the major cause of job stress for correctional workers (Lambert & Paoline, 2008). Age showed a significant relationship with job satisfaction showing that as correctional workers age, they become more satisfied with their jobs (Lambert & Paoline, 2008). In organizational commitment, those who worked in custody were shown to have less commitment to their job and supervisors had a greater commitment than nonsupervisory staff (Lambert & Paoline, 2008). The effects of demographic characteristics varied ty the type of attitude examined but organizational commitment was most relative (Lambert & Paoline, 2008). Lambert and Paoline found that job stress was a negative impact upon satisfaction and commitment toward the job. Instrumental communication had a negative effect on job stress and a positive effect on job satisfaction and organizational commitment (Lambert & Paoline, 2008). Input into decision making had a significant negative effect on job stress thus allowing correctional workers to have input increases their job satisfaction (Lambert & Paoline, 2008). Promotional opportunities ranked high in effects for all three occupational attitudes. Also found in the study was that job stress was increased by the dangerousness level of the job which decreased job satisfaction (Lambert & Paoline, 2008). Having job variety showed high with job satisfaction and organizational commitment but role strain was shown to cause stress (Lambert & Paoline, 2008). The study found that job stress is inversely related to job satisfaction and job stress tends to make the workers less satisfied with their jobs (Lambert & Paoline, 2008). Lambert and Paoline concluded that their finds supported the idea that organizational and job characteristics are related to correctional staff attitudes toward their job stress, job

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