J Korean Acad Oral Health.  2018 Dec;42(4):181-186. 10.11149/jkaoh.2018.42.4.181.

A study on employment preparation behavior in the dental hygiene students

  • 1Department of Dental Hygiene, Sahmyook Health University, Seoul, Korea. haeng5355@hanmail.net


OBJECTIVES: The purpose
of this study was to investigate influences on employment preparation in dental hygiene students.
A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 386 dental hygiene students in South Korea from November 1 to 30, 2016. For data analysis, the study used independent t-tests, one-way analysis of variance, Pearson correlation analysis, and regression analysis among others.
Students with higher grades tended to have major satisfaction, instruction participation, and employment preparation (P < 0.001). Higher parental monthly income was related to higher major satisfaction (P < 0.001). Employment preparation was significantly positively related to major selection motive, major satisfaction, and instruction participation.
In order to encourage dental hygiene students to prepare for employment, it is necessary to create a better academic environment and develop a variety of employment preparation education programs. I think that the active interest of the country, society, school, and family will have a positive impact on employment preparation.


Employment preparation; Instruction participation; Major satisfaction; Work value
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