Personality traits and burnout in family doctors

  • Cebrià J
  • Segura J
  • Corbella S
  • et al.
Citations of this article
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.


OBJECTIVE: With this research we try to study personality traits that could be associated with high punctuation at burnout scales (Maslach Burnout Inventory) in primary care physicians. DESIGN: Observational, descriptive, transversal. STUDY SETTING: 93 primary care centres in Barcelona-city and the northern province's region: Valles Oriental, Valles Occidental, Maresme, Osona, Bages and Bergueda (centre sanitary region). METHOD: Individual or collective direct interview to 528 primary care physicians. Three questionnaires were administrated: a sociodemographic item one, the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), and the Cattell personality test 16-PF. RESULTS: The 40% of the interviewed physicians had some burnout symptoms without any difference between sexes. 12.4% of these showed very high burnout levels. Those subjects with burnout criteria punctuated different at stability, tension and vigilance traits and anxiety dimension. CONCLUSION: Some personality traits like low stability, the tension and the anxiety are associated with high punctuation of burnout.




Cebrià, J., Segura, J., Corbella, S., Sos, P., Comas, O., García, M., … Pérez, J. (2001). Personality traits and burnout in family doctors. Atencion Primaria / Sociedad Española de Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria, 27(7), 459–468.

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free