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The effects of self-esteem, interpersonal relation on major satisfaction in the dental hygiene students

이종렬 1 Kim Hye-Jin 2 KoHyoJin 2

1백석문화대학 보건재활학부
2동의대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of self-esteem andinterpersonal relationship abilities on department satisfaction in the dental hygiene students. Methods : A self-reported questionnaire was filled out by the dental hygiene students in Busanand Ulsan from March to May 2013. Results : Self-esteem had a positive relation with interpersonal relationship abilities(r=0.487,p<0.001) and department satisfaction (r=0.308, p<0.001). Interpersonal relationship had influenceon department satisfaction (r=0.347, p<0.001). Multiple regression analysis showed positive relationswith aptitude for dental hygienics(p<0.001), satisfaction with school facilities(p<0.001), interpersonalrelationship abilities(p<0.001), choice motive for dental hygiene(p<0.05), self-esteem(p<0.05), andgender(p<0.05). Conclusions : To improve the department satisfaction , it is necessary to enhance self-esteemand interpersonal relationship abilities in the dental hygiene students by group counseling andactive communication program.

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