It must be conventional knowledge to assume that staying in an environment where individuals charged of different crimes, from the simplest to the most heinous, is somehow risky and hazardous. While this might be true for all inmates staying in the same cell, this may also pose dangers to the people who are staying outside the cell but still within the institution, particularly the correctional officers. The latter, also called detention officers, are the ones who work in jail, taking charge of watching over convicted individuals by imposing rules and regulations to ensure that safety and security will be maintained inside the prison cell (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008). Amidst the danger of the job and the huge responsibility, it is just worthwhile to know whether these workers are satisfied with their present job in order to improve their conditions and to avoid adverse consequences of dissatisfaction.
[...] In the case of this research, even if sampling will be done purposively, validity can still be maintained by eliminating from the study those correctional officers who would participate in the pre- testing that will be done to check the ethics of the research. Aside from this, extraneous variable can be eliminated by maintaining the constancy of environmental conditions during administration of test questionnaires. Moreover, an extensive review of literature will also be conducted in order to ensure that the study is grounded on scientific evidences. [...]
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[...] Therefore, the job satisfaction of the correctional workers in the institution as a whole will be evaluated, including the factors that account for such attitude and the possible outcomes on job performance of satisfaction or dissatisfaction. By focusing on the group, the authorities can easily study the situation in order to come up with ways on improving the work conditions of the correctional officers. Instrumentation The main instrument that will be employed in this research is the self- administered test questionnaire. [...]
[...] However, in order to ensure validity of the results, the instrument that will be used in this research will be grounded to previous studies relevant to the present topic. Nevertheless, the descriptive design will be helpful in order to evaluate job satisfaction of the correctional officers in the institution. Likewise, this design will also make describing the characteristics of the study population possible. In addition, the design is appropriate especially in identifying the factors that account to job satisfaction and in determining the association between these variables. [...]
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