The relationship of personality characteristics and job burnout among nurses  

Omidi Arjenaki N., Jahanbakhsh Ganjeh S., Nouri A.
First author's affiliation: Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran

This study aimed at investigating the relationship between personality characteristics and job burnout among nurses. A random sample of 75 nurses was selected from all nurses in the public hospital of Shahrekord. The measures were NEO Personality Characteristics Questionnaire and Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). The data were analyzed by using multiple regression analysis. The results of this research indicated that personal characteristics can significantly predict the three components of job burnout. The most noteworthy finding is the predictability of nurses' job burnout from the agreeableness trait.