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Influence of socio-demographic characteristics and ethical type on self-esteem in dental hygiene students

lee hye kyung 1 On Ju Ju ORD ID 2

1전주비전대학교
2원광보건대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: The purpose of the study is to investigate the influence of socio-demographic characteristics and ethical type on self-esteem in dental hygiene students. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 657 dental hygiene students in J region from November 10 to December 10, 2014. Data were analyzed by SPSS 12.0 program. The study instrument consisted of ethical type and self-esteem by Liker 5 scale. Ethical type was adapted from Ethics Position Questionnaire by Forsyth and self-esteem was adapted and modified from Rosenburg instrument. Cronbach alpha was 0.850 in ethical type and 0.840 in self-esteem. Results: Ethical type of dental hygiene students showed higher idealism of 3.87 and relativism of 3.59. Self-esteem was 3.49. Extroverted personality tended to show higher self-esteem. Age, monthly income of parents, family atmosphere had an influence on self-esteem. The explanatory power of the study was 35.0%. Conclusions: The ethical type and self-esteem were the important factors to the dental hygiene students in career development.

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