College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ)
Political Science & Public Administration
Stanley L. Swart, Ph.D.
Charles E. Owens, Ph.D.
Richard R. Weiner, Ph.D.
My formal hypothesis for this study is that shift rotation among correctional officers has an effect on correctional officer stress. Although there are many definitions of stress, for the purpose of this study stress is defined as conscious nervous tension. Many authors believe that stress develops from a person's reactions to certain situations that are threatening or exert pressure on them. It is felt that whatever the cause, stress depends not on the outside event but on how one reacts to it. For the purpose of this study, stress was not formally defined to the correctional officers because I was looking for perceptions of stress, or how an officer reacts to certain situations.
Ingram, Phyllis, "Shift Rotation Among Correctional Officers as a Source of Perceived Job Related Stress" (1986). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 678.