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Towards healthy organisation in correctional setting: Correctional officers' wellness, occupational stress and personality


Ahmad Marzuki, Najib and Ku Ishak, Awanis (2011) Towards healthy organisation in correctional setting: Correctional officers' wellness, occupational stress and personality. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanity Studies (IJ-SSHS), 3 (2). pp. 355-365. ISSN 1309-8063

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Abstract

Correctional officers always confronted with two interrelated issues: wellness and stress at work. Correctional officers’ wellness was irrefutable due to intense pressure conditions at the workplace that continuously faltered their wellness.Gradual wellness fluctuation due to excessive stress would severely tarnish performance of correctional officers and prison department.Nevertheless, their personality played an important role in conserving their wellness level despite continuous overrun of stress during work.Therefore this paper elaborated on correctional officers’ personality and occupational stress in order to maintain their wellness at work.This research examined the relationship between correctional officers’ wellness, their personality and occupational stress in Prison Department of Malaysia.Pertinent question of the study was to look at influence of correctional officers’ personality and occupational stress on their wellness degree. These findings were significant since correctional officers’ wellness, their personality and occupational stress remained loose issue particularly in Malaysia.Findings revealed that personality and occupational stress influenced correctional officers’ health and well being.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: correctional officers, wellness, stress, personality
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Applied Psychology, Social Work & Policy
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Najib Ahmad Marzuki
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 02:07
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 02:07
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20769

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