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Att må bra i sin uniform: Om arbetsrelaterat välbefinnande bland kriminalvårdare i häkte
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
(Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Burnout and staff turnover among correctional officers can be the result of low well-being. These are problems that can be devastating for both the individual, his or her colleagues, the inmates and the organization if not prevented. Well-being among correctional officers is an important and well-researched subject. However, the majority of all studies are made in American prisons, and very few consider jail specifically. Jails are often smaller workplaces than prisons in terms of number of employees, which makes them more exposed to staff turnover. In addition, they have difficulty competing with other organizations in terms of high salary and other benefits, and must therefore invest extra hard in a healthy work environment that promotes well-being among their employees. This study is based on a web survey and made in about half of all jails in Sweden. The purpose is to explore, with support of the Self-Determination Theory, how correctional officers in jail are experiencing well-being at work, and if there may be any correlation between perceived well-being and individual factors. The results show that the well-being are generally good, although some weaker aspects are identified, such as percieved autonomy. No significant differences between men and women were found when it comes to work related well-being. Factors that, on the other hand, seems to have a slight impact on the perceived well-being is tenure, education and age.

Keyword [sv]
Välbefinnande, kriminalvård, häkte, Self-Determination Theory
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-130639OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-130639DiVA: diva2:1068983
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Available from: 2017-02-06 Created: 2017-02-06Bibliographically approved

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