International Academic Journal of Social Sciences

  • ISSN 2454-3918

The relationship between personality traits, irrational beliefs and Couple Burnout

Ahad Najafi

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the simple and multiple relationships of personality traits (neuroticism, experiencing, extroversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness) and irrational beliefs with marital burnout among couples who referred that was hold in counseling centers in Tabriz. The present sample study is all couples that refer to counseling centers in Tabriz in 2014 and 2015. The sample size according to the Korjesi and Morgan table (1970) determined. The sample in this study was 100 couples who referred to counseling centers in Tabriz (50 women and 50 men) that were selected in classified and random manner and the examined responded to Pines marital burnout questionnaire, personality questionnaire (Neo-FFI) and Jones Irrational Beliefs Questionnaire (IBT). The research method is correlation that in this method researcher can examine the relationship among variables at the same time. The hypothesis of this study by using multivariable regression, correlation and t-test were analyzed. The results of the research are indicative of positive and meaningful relation between personality factors of neuroticism and marital burnout, but the factors of extroversion, experiencing, agreeableness and conscientiousness have negative relation with marital burnout. Personality trait of neuroticism and irrational belief is the predictor of marital burnout, and the personality trait of neuroticism can predict irrational beliefs.

Keywords: Personality Factors, Irrational Beliefs, Marital Burnout

Page: 8-14

Volume 3, Issue 1, 2016