Date of Award

Fall 2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


College of Education


Department of Education

Primary Advisor

Dr. Susan Hicks

Second Advisor

Dr. Thomas Gollery

Third Advisor

Dr. Scott Love


The purpose of this non-experimental study was to determine if Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student personality type, introverts versus extroverts, and student selfreported burnout levels were different and whether DPT students reported burnout during program completion. The participant sample consisted of 54 DPT students enrolled in a flex program at one private DPT program in Northern Florida were surveyed using the MBTI and MBI-SS (G) to determine personality type and whether students felt burnout while completing the program. The results of the study revealed non-statistically significant findings for the levels of burnout reported for both students identified as introvert and extrovert. However, interestingly, the study results did reveal that students identified as introverts reported higher levels of cynicism, while students identified as extroverts reported higher levels of emotional exhaustion and professional efficacy. The study results lay the foundation for additional studies to review whether full-time DPT students report burnout levels consistent with flex program DPT students and whether there are differences in burnout levels reported between introvert versus extrovert personality types.