Burnout and Mental Health Stigma Among Juvenile Probation Officers: The Moderating Effect of Participatory Atmosphere

Allyson L. Dir, Lisa Saldana, Jason E. Chapman, Matthew C. Aalsma

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Abstract

Despite high rates of mental health problems among juvenile justice-involved youth, mental health stigma among juvenile probation officers (JPOs) is under-studied. This cross-sectional study examined effects of job burnout and workplace participatory atmosphere on mental health stigma among JPOs across Indiana (n = 226). Participatory atmosphere moderated the relationship between JPO burnout-related cynicism and mental health stigma (interaction β = − 0.14, p =.04); burnout was related to greater mental health stigma at low levels of participatory atmosphere. Findings suggest participatory atmosphere mitigates effects of burnout on mental health stigma among JPOs. Organizational-level interventions might help to reduce mental health stigma and combat negative effects from burnout among JPOs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-174
Number of pages8
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2019

Keywords

  • Burnout
  • Juvenile probation officers
  • Mental health stigma
  • Organizational climate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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