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ISSN : 2092-8475(Print)
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Journal of International Academy of Physical Therapy Research Vol.9 No.3 pp.1528-1532

Influence of Rehabilitation Therapists Six Personality Factors on Job Stress and Turnover Intention

Joong San Wang,Hyun Ju Park
Howon University, Gunsan, Korea
Address for correspondence Hyun ju Park, Ph.D Department of social welfare, Howon University, 64, Howondae 3-gil, Impimyeon, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do, Korea Tel: 82-10-2955-1763


This study aimed to analyze the six personality factors of rehabilitation therapists and to identify the effects of these factors on their job stress and turnover intention. This study involved physical therapists and occupational therapists as rehabilitation therapists. A structured questionnaire was distributed to rehabilitation therapists, and 186 answered copies were used for data analysis. The results of the survey were as follows: Among the six personality factors, the rehabilitation therapists showed the highest level of honesty–humility and the lowest level of openness to experience. In terms of job stress, the subjects experienced the highest level of stress from job autonomy and the lowest level of stress from relationship conflict. In terms of turnover intention and work motivation reduction, the subjects scored above the median points, showing their high levels of turnover intention. In addition, higher levels of extraversion and agreeableness in the rehabilitation therapists led to a statistically significant reduction in their turnover intention and a statistically significant decrease in most of their job stress factors. Based on these results, organizational management aimed at increasing the personality factors of extraversion and agreeableness is necessary as a measure to effectively manage rehabilitation therapists’ job stress and turnover intention.