In the study, “Individual and Environmental Sources of Work Stress among Prison Officers,” Steiner collected data about work stress from officers, inmates and facility data from 42 state-operated confinement facilities in Kentucky and Ohio. Work stress is negative for employees and organizations across a variety of industries. Individual factors, including the number of job demands, can cause more stress. Work stress was measured on six different points: job demands, perceived amount of time needed for demands, ideas about staff size needed for job demands, control (perceived over enforcement and inmates), support (from coworkers, from supervisors; measured in talks with co-workers and inmates/shift), and workplace safety. Demographic information was also collected. The results showed many prison officers in Ohio and Kentucky feel stressed at work (more than 50% of those surveyed), which is high compared to the 26-40% seen in the general public. Officer perception plays a large role in their work stress levels.