Burnout is physical, emotional and mental exhaustion resulting from chronic emotional burden. One antecedent factor of burnout is role stressor. The dimensions of role stressors are role conflict, role ambiguity, and role overload. These dimensions are strengthening by personality types. One personality type, type-A personality, which expected to strengthen the influence of role stressors against burnout. This study aims to provide empirical evidence about the influence of role stressors towards burnout with type-A personality as a moderating variable. Primary data used in this study. Data collection process is through the distribution of questionnaires to the eligible respondents. Respondents are selected by using purposive sampling method. Respondents are full time lecturer in the faculty of economics of universities that are located in West Jakarta, Indonesia. One hundred twenty-seven questionnaires were used in this study. The analysis technique used in this study is multiple regression analysis. The result reveals that role conflict has positive influence towards burnout. This research also proved that type-A Personality can strengthens the influence of role conflict towards burnout. The role ambiguity and role overload have no influence towards burnout. Type-A personality could not strengthen the influence of role ambiguity and role overload towards burnout. The result of this research is useful for management in the organization in order to manage the workforce effectively and efficiently. Individuals with type-A personality have difficulties in coping with job stress. Managing this personality type is by making sure that there is no role conflict in their job. Even individual who has type-A personality will not take role ambiguity and role overload as factors that intensifying burnout.
Keywords: Role stressors, role conflict, role ambiguity, role overload, burnout, type-A personality.
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