J Korean Acad Oral Health.  2020 Mar;44(1):48-54. 10.11149/jkaoh.2020.44.1.48.

Effects of oral health-related self-efficacy on oral health-related quality of life in male high school students

Affiliations
  • 1National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation, Korea.
  • 2Department of Dental Hygiene, Suseong University, Daegu, Korea. jbjjbj0429@hanmail.net

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between oral health-related quality of life and oral health-related self-efficacy in high school students.
METHODS
A questionnaire-based survey was conducted among high school students in Daegu, South Korea from November to December 2015, and the final data of 432 students were analyzed.
RESULTS
Analysis of oral health-related self-efficacy in terms of general characteristics showed that both grade and income were significant factors (P<0.01). Furthermore, analysis of oral health-related quality of life in terms of general characteristics showed that academic achievement, father's educational level, and academic stress were significant factors (P<0.05). Correlation analyses of oral health-related quality of life with oral health-related self-efficacy revealed positive correlations with tooth brushing and ordinary oral health behavior. Regression analysis of oral health-related quality of life showed that father's educational level, oral health-related self-efficacy, academic stress, and academic achievement were influencing factors.
CONCLUSIONS
These results indicate that oral health-related self-efficacy may play a significant role in oral health-related quality of life.

Keyword

High school student; Oral health-related quality of life; Oral health-related self-efficacy
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