Author(s): Obidoa C, Reeves D, Warren N, Reisine S, Cherniack M
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: This article assessed work-to-family conflict (W-FC) and family-to-work conflict (F-WC) and their impact on depression among corrections officers in two correctional facilities in the United States. METHODS: The sample consisted of 220 officers who completed questionnaires that included data on demographics, sense of coherence (SOC), physical health, psychosocial job characteristics, and work-family conflict. The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D-10) assessed depression. RESULTS: The mean CES-D score was 7.8 (SD = 5.2); 31\% had scores of 10 or more, indicative of serious psychological distress. The SOC, W-FC, and F-WC were significantly and positively associated with depression; W-FC mediated the effects of SOC on depression. Psychosocial job characteristics were not related to depression. CONCLUSIONS: Depressive symptoms were high among officers, and W-FC was a critical factor contributing to psychological distress.
This article was published in J Occup Environ Med
and referenced in Journal of Nursing & Care