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The Relationship between the Big Five Personality Factors and Job Burnout


  • Hamze Gholami Dargah

    (M.A. in Educational Administration, Deylaman Institute of Higher Education - Lahijan, Iran)

  • Zahra Pakdel Estalkhbijari

    (M.A. in TEFL, Deylaman Institute of Higher Education – Lahijan, Iran)


In recent decades, research about job burnout and its relationship with the personality factors has become increasingly important in domain of psychology and management. This study aims to investigate the relationship between Burnout as measured by the Maslach Burnout Inventory(Maslach, C, Jackson, S. E., and Leiter, M. P., 1996) and the Big Five Personality Factors(Costa, P. T., and McCrae, R. R. 1989). The Participants were 196 out of 400 workers from an automobile factory of Lahijan, Iran, who were chosen randomly to participate in this study. The data was collected through questionnaires, and then analyzed through SPSS by applying descriptive statistics, and Pearsons’Cofficient Correlation. The results revealed that extroversion, agreeableness, and openness of experience had negative relationships with job burnout. On the other hand, there were positive relationships between conscientiousness and neuroticism with job burnout.

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  • Hamze Gholami Dargah & Zahra Pakdel Estalkhbijari, 2012. "The Relationship between the Big Five Personality Factors and Job Burnout," International Journal of Asian Social Science, Asian Economic and Social Society, vol. 2(10), pages 1842-1850, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:asi:ijoass:2012:p:1842-1850

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    Big Five; personality; burnout; workers.;


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