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The Effect of the Perceptions of Correctional Officers of Job-related Affective Well-being on Tendency to Leave the Job

Serpil Aytac1 *, Salih Dursun2 and Zeynep Aca1
1Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey 2Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
Abstract :

The present study aimed to examine the relationships between the tendency to leave a job and the subtypes of the Job-related Affective Well-being Scale (JAWS) application, which was designed by Katwyk et al. This study examined the relationship between the perceptions of correctional officers of job well-being and their tendency to leave the job by surveying a sample of 154 correctional officers employed in the city prison system in Bursa, Turkey. The case of correctional officers is important to today's human resource management because the turnover rate for correctional officers is significantly higher than that of other public employees. The main hypothesis of the study was based on the expectation that the four subtypes of JAWS would show consistent and predictable correlations with a tendency to leave the job. The relationships between a tendency to leave the job and the four subtypes and the total JAWS were evaluated by correlation analyses and stepwise regression analysis. The results were discussed in relation to the validity of the Turkish version of JAWS. The findings of the present study showed significant relationships between a tendency to leave the job and Job Well-Being.

Keywords :
Job-related affective well-being scale (JAWS); Tendency to leave job; Prison; Correctional officers; Turnover intention; Wellbeing

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Volume 7, Number 1, March 2016 , ISSN 2151-6219

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