Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Strand, Charles


Burnout is physical and emotional exhaustion caused by unmanaged and prolonged stress. The objective of this study was to determine how personality traits affect burnout likelihood among special education teachers. This involved investigating whether personality traits matched individuals’ choice of profession and their probability of experiencing burnout. Burned-out individuals often experience physical fatigue, long-term exhaustion, feelings of hopelessness, negative attitude towards others, and depersonalization. Symptoms of burnout come from work overload, stress, lack of social support, and variations of individual personality traits. This research explored the concept of personality influencing the probability of burnout in the special education field. The writing also focused on burnout history, symptoms and effects of burnout, personality styles, burnout prevention, and burnout interventions.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

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