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Title

Organizational Trust and Fear of Injury and the Correlates of Organizational Trust Among Private Correctional Staff

Department

Justice Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2017

Abstract

The use of private corrections has grown to over 400 facilities in the United States. The staff are of particular importance in facilities operating on a tight profit margin. Maximizing profitability depends upon minimizing workplace factors that detract from staff performance and/or create costly strain. This study explored organizational trust and its link to fear of being hurt at work. A path model was tested to explore how various workplace variables relate to perceptions of organizational trust as well as how personal characteristics and organizational trust are associated with fear of injury. The results indicate that organizational trust appears to be one variable that influences staff perceptions of fear of injury. Increased levels of organizational trust decrease the fear of being injured at work.

Journal Title

Journal of Applied Security Research

Journal Volume

12

Journal Issue

3

Article Starting Page

337

Article Ending Page

355