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Psychospołeczne zagrożenia zawodowe w środowisku funkcjonariuszy Służby Więziennej
Psychosocial occupational hazards among prison staff

Author(s): Marta Kierska
Subject(s): Social psychology and group interaction, Applied Sociology
Published by: Fundacja Pro Scientia Publica
Keywords: officers; Prison Service; psychosocial hazards at work; stressors; prison; total institution; isolation;

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the results of research aimed at identifying psychosocial occupational hazards present in the isolated working environment which is the prison. The study focuses on security department officers, who have the most intensive contact with prisoners. This section is responsible for the safety of not only prisoners, but also other employees of the penitentiary. This all means that the security department officers are exposed to many job stressors which often cannot be eliminated, and therefore only counteracting the effects of their actions remains to them.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 373-382
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish