Explaining Job Satisfaction and Commitment Among Prison Officers: The Role of Organizational Justice [2019]

The organizational justice doctrine has been applied widely in understanding the performance of criminal justice institutions. Although most of the research has been conducted in the West, few studies have focused on postcolonial societies. Given the importance of cross-cultural investigations, the current study attempts to test the validity of organizational justice theory in Ghana by exploring how key organizational justice components impact correctional officers’ perception of job satisfaction and job commitment. The results reveal significant support for organizational justice hypotheses in Ghana. Practical policy implications of the findings are discussed.

Francis D. Boateng, Ming-Li Hsieh
The Prison Journal, January 22, 2019