THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERSONALITY TRAITS AND SUCCESSFUL REHABILITATION OUTCOME IN THE STAFF WORKING WITH THE DISABLED
 
Mousavi, A.S. and Behnia, F., University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Iran
 
The present study aimed to examine the possible relationship between personality traits and rehabilitation outcome among Iranian occupational and speech therapists who work in rehabilitation centers. A semi- structured interview and a checklist (for success rate) were used to allocate successful (people with high success rate) from unsuccessful (people with low success rate) therapists in two groups. Then, they filled in the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI-125, Cloninger) and and Eysenck personality Inventory (EPI, Eysenck). The results showed that successful therapists scored higher in the extroversion, novelty seeking, persistence, self-directiveness, and cooperativeness subscales than their counterparts; they were lower in neuroticism and psychoticism. The role of personality in success rate of different workers will be discussed.