본문 바로가기
  • Home

The relationship between dental hygienist's exposure to incivility at workplace and their turnover intention

손지량 1 Jong-Hwa Jang 2

1한서대학교 대학원 치위생학과
2한서대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Objectives: This research is to examine the relationship between dental hygienists' exposure to incivility from doctors, bosses, colleagues, patients, their family and visitors, and their turnover intention. Methods: The research was conducted using Nursing Incivility Scale (NIS) and a survey. The survey was conducted from September 10 to October 20, 2015. 240 dental hygienists were conveniently sampled from Forty dental clinics and offices in Seoul, Incheon, Gyeongi-do, and Chungcheog-do. Results: The dental hygienists' exposure to incivility and turnover intention showed correlation (p<0.01), and its sub-factors, ― the incivility from colleagues, doctors, patients and visitors ― are also correlated with their turnover intention (p<0.01). The strongest factor affecting dental hygienists' turnover intention was incivility from doctors (=0.279, p<0.001), followed by colleagues (=0.168, p=0.029), patients and visitors (=0.148, p=0.026). The modified explanation ability of this model is 24.9%. Conclusions: Dental hygienists' exposure to incivility in workplace is highly correlated to their turnover intention. A program to educate dental hygienists positive mental attitude, communication skill to deal with incivility, and stress reduction method is therefore required in order to reduce their turnover intention.

Citation status

* References for papers published after 2022 are currently being built.