Retaining Prison Staff: The Influence of Leader Emotional Intelligence on Employee Job Satisfaction

dc.contributor.authorGibson, Emily S. H.en
dc.contributor.committeechairRobertson, Lorien
dc.contributor.committeecochairCarman, Randallen
dc.contributor.committeememberNeipp, Darylen
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Leadershipen
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-12T18:11:08Zen
dc.date.available2018-07-12T18:11:08Zen
dc.date.issued2017-07-20en
dc.description.abstractCorrectional leadership faces staffing challenges that potentially compromise safety and security and cause stress for remaining prison staff. Leadership is especially crucial in prisons due to threats of danger and stress. Leaders exhibiting emotional intelligence control their own emotions and manage interactions with others. Staffing shortfalls and the significance of prison leadership motivated a quantitative investigation of the relationship between leader emotional intelligence and employee job satisfaction. The researcher disseminated electronic surveys to prison staff in 5 southern states, which resulted in 1,174 surveys for analysis. Participants completed a survey that included the Genos Emotional Intelligence Inventory and the Job Satisfaction Survey. Results from a hierarchical linear regression revealed that both select demographic factors of prison employees and employee perception of their supervisor’s emotional intelligence are significantly predictive of prison employee job satisfaction. Findings provide both practical and theoretical implications for correctional leaders and support further research in the area of correctional leadership.en
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophyen
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/83946en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherPiedmont International Universityen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectEmotional intelligenceen
dc.subjectLeadershipen
dc.subjectCorrectional leadershipen
dc.subjectPrison staffingen
dc.subjectRetaining correctional employeesen
dc.subjectEmployee retentionen
dc.subjectJob satisfactionen
dc.titleRetaining Prison Staff: The Influence of Leader Emotional Intelligence on Employee Job Satisfactionen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.disciplineLeadershipen
thesis.degree.disciplineOrganizational Managementen
thesis.degree.grantorPiedmont International Universityen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
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