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Criminal justice volunteerism : an empirical evaluation of the job satisfaction of correctional volunteers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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dc.contributor.author Frick, Peter. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-03T19:12:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-03T19:12:37Z
dc.date.issued 1993-08-01-01:09T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier ocm00023746 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3593
dc.description.abstract The primary focus of this study is the analysis of the job facet satisfaction of volunteers in correctional service. Secondarily, the relationship of the likelihood of victimization to the fear of crime is examined. This study comprises 202 respondents, of which 190 respondents indicate through the survey instrument that they are satisfied with their volunteer job, 9 respondents are undecided, and 3 respondents indicate they are dissatisfied with their volunteer job. Although the majority of volunteers report being satisfied with their volunteer job, regression analysis reveals that reported levels of job satisfaction decrease as length of volunteer service increases. In fact, the highest levels of job satisfaction are reported by volunteers who have been in volunteer service for no longer than a year. As the length of the volunteer commitment increases beyond two years, the lowest levels of job satisfaction are identified. Through the regression analysis of twelve data set subsets, the facets sense of accomplishment and approval of supervisor emerge most frequently as the strongest predictors of volunteer job satisfaction. In the crosstabulation analysis pertaining to fear of crime and the likelihood of victimization, an overwhelming majority of volunteers concede various types of victimization are possible as a result of their work-related interaction with offenders. Despite this concession, the majority of volunteers do not fear being victimized as a result of their work-related interaction with offenders. en_US
dc.format.extent xix, 267 [i.e. 272] leaves, 10 pages : en_US
dc.format.extent 29178238 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights The reproduction of this thesis has been made available by authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research, and may only be reproduced and copied as permitted by copyright laws or with express written authorization from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.title Criminal justice volunteerism : an empirical evaluation of the job satisfaction of correctional volunteers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada en_US
dc.degree.discipline Sociology en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US


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