Health Commun.  2018 Dec;13(2):133-140. 10.15715/kjhcom.2018.13.2.133.

Self Efficacy, Fatigue, Communication Competence and Satisfaction of Clinical Practice and its Related Factors among Some Dental Hygiene Students

Affiliations
  • 1Lecturer, Department of Dental Hygiene, Catholic Sangji college, Andong, Korea. syhan111@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was performed to provide basic educational data for improvement of satisfaction in clinical practice by investigating the relationship of clinical practice satisfaction with self-efficacy, fatigue and communication skill in dental hygiene students.
METHODS
A survey using a self-administered questionnaire was conducted among 205 second- and third-year students enrolled in an dental hygiene program at three colleges located in A and B province from March 10 to April 10, 2018.
RESULTS
Satisfaction level of clinical practice was significantly higher in the group more satisfied with their majors, with more healthy subjective health status, more satisfied with their interpersonal relationships, with a higher self-efficacy, with a lower fatigue, and with better communication skill. Clinical practice satisfaction had a significantly positive correlation with self-efficacy and communication skill and a significantly negative correlation with fatigue. Factors affecting clinical practice satisfaction in the subjects were communication skill, self-efficacy and fatigue. The total variance explained by all three variables was 20%.
CONCLUSION
Further studies and development of education programs including a broad range of strategies for clinical training are warranted by reflecting those related variables to improve clinical practice satisfaction in dental hygiene students.

Keyword

Clinical practice satisfaction; Communication skill; Dental hygiene students; Fatigue; Self-efficacy

MeSH Terms

Education
Fatigue*
Healthy Volunteers
Humans
Mental Competency*
Oral Hygiene*
Self Efficacy*
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