Instytut Psychologii Stosowanej, Uniwersytet Jagielloński
Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego im. Bronisława Czecha w Krakowie
The presented study sought to examine the relationships between Pavlovian temperament traits and the professional burnout among teachers of physical training. The 180 teachers (87 female and 93 male), aged from 26 to 54 years (M = 42, SD=11); were studied, 69% of the sample had more than 5 years of professional experience. Data were obtained using self report measures from two inventories: MBI (Maslach Burnout Inventory) and PTS (Pavlovian Temperament Survey).
Results show that professional burnout among women was stronger than among men and that it was moderated by temperamental traits. Female teachers who scored low on strength of excitation, scored high in emotional exhaustion (EE) and personal accomplishment (PA) the two components of burnout. Among the male teachers, low scores in mobility of nervous processes accompanied emotional exhibition (EE) and depersonalization (DP). The temperamental risk factors that lead to high professional burnout among female teachers contained the following trait configuration: high scores in strength of excitation and average scores in strength of inhibition and mobility of nervous processes.
Keywords: decentration, empathy, radicalism of social attitudes
Cite this article as:
Wontorczyk, A., Brudnik, M. (2013). Temparamental traits as predictors of professional burnout among physical training teachers. Psychologia Społeczna, 24, 96–110.