The purpose of this study is to observe the level of neuroticism in special education teachers working with children with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (EBD) and how it is related to the level of burnout (i.e., chronic state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion; Center & Steventon, 2001) they experience. Two surveys, Friedman's Questionnaire on Teacher Burnout and Eysenck's Personality Questionnaire Brief Version, were delivered to special education teachers working with EBD students in self-contained classrooms in Western New York. The data were analyzed by correlating the teachers' level of neuroticism with their level of burnout. Results indicated a significant correlation between neuroticism and burnout.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Burn out (Psychology); Teachers of children with disabilities--Psychology; Neuroses; Children with mental disabilities--Education
Department, Program, or Center
Department of Psychology (CLA)
Prince, Shannon, "Burnout as a function of Eysenck’s neuroticism factor in teachers working with children with emotional and behavioral disorders" (2011). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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