Lida Esmaeili


The Association of Personality Traits and Spiritual Health with Job Burnout

The present survey aim is to study the association of personality traits and spiritual health with job burnout of employees. To achieve this objective, a multivariate correlative methodology is adopted. The statistical population of present study includes all employees of Management and Planning Organization and Governance of Fars Province working during 2016. In this case, accessibility sampling is adopted as the sampling method. Based on Krejcie-Morgan table for limited samples, the size of the sample is equal to 190 out of 500 participants who are included in the statistical population. Data collection is done through questionnaire distribution and collected data is analyzed through stepwise multivariate regressions in SPSS Software (version. 20). The results suggest that among five aspects of personality, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness do not play a significant role in the prediction of employees’ job burnout. However, neuroticism has a significant association with job burnout (B=0.21). In addition to neuroticism, the second step of regression analysis suggested that spiritual health and two items of religious health and existential health play a significant role in job burnout as regression coefficients of spiritual health, religious health, and existential health are -1.9, -2.77 and -1.25 respectively. Based on Beta values, one could state that total score of spiritual health (B=4.37) is the strongest predictor of job burnout. It should be noted that addition of spiritual health and its items into analysis reduces the influence of neuroticism. The reduction is due to the negative correlation of spiritual health with job burnout. Consequently, high spiritual health can reduce the effect of neuroticism on job burnout.
Key word:
Personality Traits, Spiritual Health, Job Burnout, Employees.