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The relationship between the satisfaction levels of education and clinical practice in the dental hygiene students

Cho, Mi-Sook 1 Kim, Chang-suk 2

1춘해보건대학교
2울산과학대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of the study is to investigate the relationship between the satisfaction levels of education and clinical practice in the dental hygiene students and to provide the basic data for the improvement of satisfaction with major. Methods : A self-reported questionnaire was filled out by 487 dental hygiene students in Busan, Gyeongnam, and Ulsan. Data were analyzed by SPSS 19.0 program. Results : Those who chose the dental hygiene by themselves tended to have higher satisfaction(p<0.05). Those who chose the major by teacher’s advice tended to have higher satisfaction for the clinical practice(p<0.05). The satisfaction level between the education and clinical practice was equally proportional to each other. Multiple regression test showed that the influencing factors on satisfaction level included major satisfaction and lecture satisfaction(p<0.05). Conclusions : Satisfaction with the major influenced on the clinical practice performance. More systematic approach for the better curricula can bestow the students satisfaction with the major in the future.

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