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Influential factors for stress and self esteem of dental hygiene students

Song, Ae-Hee 1 Hye-Jeong Youn 2 Jung Eun Ju 3

1전남과학대학교
2수원여자대학교
3청암대학교

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Objectives : The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of stress, self-esteem,and social support in dental hygiene students. Methods : The data were collected by self-reported questionnaires from 518 students in threecolleges in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, and Jeollabuk-do. Korea. The questionnaire consisted of stress,self-esteem and social support. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA,Scheffe test, Pearson's correlation coefficients and Stepwise multiple regression using SPSS/WIN18.0 program. Results : The mean(±SD) scores of stress, self-esteem and social support were 3.13(0.52),3.31(0.55), and 3.66(0.48), respectively. A significantly negative correlations was shown inself-esteem(r=-0.360, p〈0.001) as well as social support(r=-0.138, p〈0.05) in relation to stress. Conclusions : It is necessary to develop and apply nursing intervention to promote self-esteem,social support, and to reduce stress in dental hygiene students.

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