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Awareness towards employment in the dental hygiene students

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2015, 15(4), pp.613-621
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

Song-Yi Yang ORD ID 1 Ga-Yeon Son 1 Cho, Mi-Sook 2 오상환 3

1연세대학교
2춘해보건대학교
3건양대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: The purpose of the study was to investigate the awareness towards employment in the dental hygiene students. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 425 dental hygiene students in Chungcheongdo and Gyeongsangdo from July to September, 2014. Except incomplete answer, 401 data were analyzed using SPSS 20.0 program. The questionnaire consisted of three questions of general characteristics of the subjects, nine questions of awareness towards employment, six questions of awareness of employment preparation, and eleven questions of awareness of employment outlook. Results: The dental hygiene students prefer to dental hygiene related institution including dental hospital, dental clinic, general hospital, and university hospital. The awareness for the knowledge of desired employment institution was average. The main access for the information of the employment was internet, and senior and professor’s advice, The most important preparations for the employment were a practical skill, trust, certificate, license, communication skill and English proficiency. The future outlook for the dental hygienist within five years was not optimistic, and the best way to overcome the weka point was specialization of the dental hygienist. Conclusions: This study will provide the useful information on improvement of employment strategy program for dental hygiene students.

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