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A Study on the Employment Stress and the Coping Type in Some Dental Hygiene Students

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2008, 8(4), pp.65-77
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

김은주 1 김진경 1

1동남보건대학

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to offer basic data in order to make it possible for becoming the mentally more matured dental hygienist by being aware of stress factors on employment in preliminary dental hygienists and examining a coping plan according to it. The self-administered questionnaire research was carried out targeting Dental Hygiene Students at 4 colleges in metropolitan area for 1 month from October to November in 2007. Totally 209 questionnaires were collected. Among them, 206 copies were analyzed with methods in frequency analysis, correlation analysis, and ANOVA analysis by using SPSS WIN10.0 statistical program. As a result, the following conclusions were obtained. 1. 84.5% out of subjects were the active students. 95.2% and over 95.6%, respectively, were surveyed to be more than 'moderate' as for the academic achievement level and the satisfaction with college life. 2. the majority in the survey subjects were researched to receive high stress as for ‘a guiding professor doesn't lead and have interest in my employment, thereby being disappointing’ and ‘failing to be employed is likely to lead to hurting pride so much.’ 3. a coping type with stress in the survey subjects was researched to select a coping plan much as for ‘sincerely hoping for the work to be well done,’ ‘going out for a change,’ ‘establishing a few countermeasures for solving a problem,’ ‘overeating,’ and ‘waiting while thinking it to be solved some time.’ 4. most of stress factors had high correlation with a coping type with saying of ‘trying to be alone as a whole,’ and had high correlation with ‘failing to be employed is likely to lead to hurting pride so much’ and ‘overeating.’ Even additionally, it was surveyed to have high correlation with ‘smoking’ and ‘depending on the past experience.’

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