Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between emotional intelligence, ego resilience and stress in clinical practice of dental hygiene students.
Methods: The data were analyzed by the frequency analysis, t-test, one way ANOVA, and Duncan post-hoc analysis, correlation analysis, multiple regression analysis using SPSS 21.0. The subjects were 278 dental hygiene students in a college in Gyeongsangnam-do from June 20 to 30, 2016.
Results: Self-emotional appraisal 5.13±0.94, Ego resilience 2.69±0.38, practice education environment 3.45±0.65 were above average.
ego resilience was significantly different according to satisfaction with dental hygiene students as a grade, satisfaction in clinical practice.
Stress in clinical practice was significantly different according to grade, duration of clinical practice, satisfaction with dental hygiene students as a grade, satisfaction in clinical practice, main tutor in clinical practice.
Conclusions: It is necessary to develop the program that can help increase the emotional intelligence, ego resilience, and apply such program to the curricula.