Acceptance of female correctional officers in institutions for men : a Canadian perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor O'Day, Rory
dc.coverage.spatial Canada
dc.creator Lagace, David R.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:26Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.other HV9470 L33 1994
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22090
dc.description 67 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description 'Running head: Factors of Acceptance'
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 48-51).
dc.description.abstract Correctional officers (CO's) at five federal correctional facilities in the central prairie region of Canada were surveyed to determine their attitude toward their role as CO's and corrections in general. This study focused on the male respondents (n = 290) and their attitudes toward working with women as CO's. The purpose was to determine which individual attributes of male CO's (age, race, education or marital status) or organizational factors (working relationship, custody orientation, stress, job satisfaction, length of service, prison security level, team effort or rank) on the part of male CO's were predictive of a favorable or unfavorable attitude toward their female co-workers. Utilizing a stepwise multiple regression procedure, at a significance level of.05, it was found that custody orientation, working relationship with female CO's and level of education were the only significant factors related to male CO's attitude towards female CO's. The results of this study suggest that organizational factors are more strongly related to attitudes favorable to women correctional officers than individual attributes.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HV9470
dc.subject.lcsh Women correctional personnel -- Canada -- Public opinion
dc.subject.lcsh Correctional personnel -- Canada -- Attitudes
dc.title Acceptance of female correctional officers in institutions for men : a Canadian perspective
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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