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Evaluation of the level of moral development of Korean dental hygienists

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2011, 11(2), pp.251-261
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

김윤정 1

1광주여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : A study was designed to evaluate the level of moral development of dental hygienists in Korea. Methods : Data were collected through self reported questionnaires received from 210 dental hygienists from October 5 to December 29, 2010. The Korean version of the DIT(Defining Issues Test) was adopted to evaluate levels of moral judgment, which was measured by the score of P(%). The data were analyzed by a descriptive analyses and t-test, ANOVA. Results : The mean score of P(%) was 34.59(±14.68). The score of P(%) revealed significant differences by religion(p=0.005). Ethics learning was 129(62.6%) in inexperience and participation of ethics education was 128(61.0%)in absence. There were significant differences in ethics learning experience(p=0.004). Conclusions : For enhancing dental hygienists’moral development we encourage them to make the most use of supplemental education.

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