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Effects of Anger Expression on Self-Esteem in Dental Hygiene Students
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  • Journal title : Journal of dental hygiene science
  • Volume 16, Issue 3,  2016, pp.210-216
  • Publisher : the Korean Society of Dental Hygiene science
  • DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2016.16.3.210
 Title & Authors
Effects of Anger Expression on Self-Esteem in Dental Hygiene Students
Han, Yang-Keum; Yu, Ji-Su; Kim, Han-Hong;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between anger expression and self-esteem of female college students of dental hygiene. Participants were 598 female students who majored in dental hygiene from randomly selected colleges, located in Daejeon and Chungcheongbuk-do. Data were gathered from May 20 to June 5, 2014, using structured questionnaires. The major findings of the study were as follows: the correlation between anger expression and self-esteem was analyzed, and self-esteem was found to have a weak significant negative correlation with anger expression. On analyzing data to explore which variables affected self-esteem, it was found that self-esteem was influenced by grade, school record, harassment, language psychological violence, and bullying. The above-mentioned findings suggest that anger expression is related to self-esteem. After graduation from college, dental hygiene students, encounter a variety of interpersonal relationships in their work. Therefore self-esteem programs need to be developed and implemented at an individual, departmental, and collegiate level to help students learn to respect themselves and others, and to provide appropriate care.
 Keywords
Anger expression;Dental hygiene student;Self concept;
 Language
Korean
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