This study focuses the relationship between personality traits and organizational environmental factors, on one side, and burnout syndrome, on the other. The personality traits selected for this study were type A personality pattern and trait anxiety. Job factors included meaning of work, perception of control and support from supervisors. Participants were 239 health professionals. They completed five measures that assessed socio-demographic data, type A personality, trait anxiety, job factors, total burnout and its dimensions (emotional exhaustion, despersonalization and personal accomplishment). Stepwise multiple regression analyses indicated that trait anxiet, support from supervisors and type A personality were significant predictors of total burnout and emotional exhaustion. In addition, trait anxiet and type A personality significantly predicted despersonalization. However, there were no significant predictors of personal accomplishment.
Burnout; Occupational stress; Health professionals; Personality traits; Organizational environmental factors