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Work–Family Conflict and Job Outcomes Among Prison Officers in Ghana: A Test of Mediation and Moderation Processes

Akoensi, Thomas D., Annor, Francis (2021) Work–Family Conflict and Job Outcomes Among Prison Officers in Ghana: A Test of Mediation and Moderation Processes. International Criminology, . ISSN 2662-9968. E-ISSN 2662-9968. (doi:10.1007/s43576-021-00020-3) (KAR id:88581)

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Abstract

This study examines the mediating effect of job stress and the moderating effect of job autonomy on the relationship between work-to-family conflict (WFC) and job satisfaction and organizational commitment. It uses cross-sectional data from 1062 prison officers sampled from 31 prison establishments in Ghana. The results of structural equation modelling (SEM) analysis showed that WFC was negatively associated with job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Job stress significantly mediated the influence of WFC on job satisfaction and organizational commitment. The negative influence of WFC on job satisfaction and organizational commitment was less for prison officers with higher levels of job autonomy than for those with lower levels of autonomy. These findings suggest the need for correctional organizations to adopt family-friendly measures that facilitate officers’ ability to integrate their work and family responsibilities.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s43576-021-00020-3
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Thomas Akoensi
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2021 09:19 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 07:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/88581 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Akoensi, Thomas D.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5072-2576
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