J Dent Hyg Sci.  2016 Apr;16(2):157-164. 10.17135/jdhs.2016.16.2.157.

Effect of Oral Health-Related Quality of Life on School Life Satisfaction in High School Students

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  • 1Department of Dental Hygiene, Daegu Health College, Daegu 41453, Korea.
  • 2Department of Dental Hygiene, Suseong College, Daegu 42078, Korea. jbjjbj0429@hanmail.net

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between oral health-related quality of life and school life satisfaction in high school students. A questionnaire-based survey was conducted on high school students in Daegu, South Korea from November to December, 2015, and final data from 432 students was analyzed. Analysis of oral health-related quality of life in terms of general characteristics showed that both academic achievement and stress were significant factors (p<0.05). With respect to school life satisfaction, academic achievement was found to be a highly significant influencing factor (p<0.01). Correlation analyses of oral health-related quality of life with various factors of school life satisfaction showed positive correlations with personal relationships, educational learning environment, social support. Regression analysis of school life satisfaction showed that academic achievement and oral health-related quality of life were influencing factors. These results indicate that oral health-related quality of life may play a significant role in school life satisfaction.

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High school student; Oral health-related quality of life; School life satisfaction
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