ERIC Number: ED160956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Ratings of Job Performance of Georgia Correctional Officers.
Nosin, Jerome Alan
Expansion and modification of a 27-item Delphi derived form for assessing campus police performance resulted in a 43-item form to measure job performance of correctional officers in the Georgia Department of Corrections. The self-rating scale, with a reliability coefficient of .995 (n=120) was subjected to factor analysis and varimax rotation and was found to yield two primary factors accounting for 82% and 2.5% of the variance respectively. Factor one was labeled General Job Responsibilities and factor two was titled Communications Facilitation. Two supervisor ratings were also solicited. Correlations between self- and supervisor-ratings were negligible. Several hypotheses were advanced to account for the lack of convergence, including lack of controls within correctional institutions for filling out rating forms and the many institutional differences which exist throughout the state penal system. In general, however, the preliminary analyses of the rating form were encouraging. (Author/KA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association (Atlanta, Georgia, March, 1975); Best Copy Available