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Work characteristics as predictors of correctional supervisors’ health outcomes
  • Published Date:
    Sep 2016
  • Source:
    J Occup Environ Med. 58(9):e325-e334.
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    This study examined associations among health behaviors, psychosocial work factors, and health status.


    Correctional supervisors (n=157) completed a survey that assessed interpersonal and organizational views on health. Chi-square and logistic regressions were used to examine relationships among variables.


    Respondents had a higher prevalence of obesity and comorbidities compared to the general U.S. adult population. Burnout was significantly associated with nutrition, physical activity, sleep duration, sleep quality, diabetes, and anxiety/depression. Job meaning, job satisfaction and workplace social support may predict health behaviors and outcomes.


    Correctional supervisors are understudied and have poor overall health status. Improving health behaviors of middle-management employees may have a beneficial effect on the health of the entire workforce. This paper demonstrates the importance of psychosocial work factors that may contribute to health behaviors and outcomes.

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    R01 OH008929/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
    U19 OH008857/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
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