Abstract Submission Guidelines
The abstracts including the information on the »purpose«, »design/methodology/approach«, »findings«, »originality/value«, »keywords«, and paper/contribution type should be submitted in the Word-for-Windows format to the following e-mail address:
(Gorazd Meško, Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, Chairman of the Programme Committee).
Further, we need to remind the participants that only a book of conference abstracts will be published this year. Any subsequent publications will be possible in journals or edited books upon the chairman's invitation or a personal decision by the participant.
Title: Factors influencing job satisfaction among state conservation officers
Author(s): Stephen L. Eliason
Purpose - The purpose of this research was to identify and describe factors associated with job satisfaction among conservation officers.
Design/methodology/approach - The study took a qualitative approach to data collection that included a survey and 24 in-depth interviews with Kentucky conservation officers. Data were examined with the intention of identifying common themes.
Findings - Four categories associated with job satisfaction were identified: enjoyment of the outdoors, independence, job diversity/variety, and meeting people. The majority of conservation officers found their work very satisfying.
Research limitations/implications - The results are not generalizable, given the qualitative nature of the research. To allow the generalizability of findings, future research should include quantitative measures that could specify how additional factors are related to job satisfaction among conservation officers, such as age, years of service, rank, and education. Future studies should also examine job satisfaction among female conservation officers.
Practical implications - A useful source of information for individuals considering a career in conservation law enforcement.
Originality/value - This paper extends understanding of job satisfaction among police and should be of particular interest to state wildlife agencies, as well as those interested in rural and specialized policing.
Keywords: Conservation, Job satisfaction, Police, Rural areas
Article Type: Research paper
About the author(s): Name, affiliation, research and teaching, main achievements in the last 5-10 years, and contact information (e-mail, telephone, fax).