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 Title & Authors
Factors Affecting Clinical Competency of Dental Hygiene Students
Jang, Kyeung-Ae;
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 Abstract
This study was done to explore clinical competence and factors related to competence in dental hygiene students. This study performed a survey on such an issue from March 2 to June 12, 2015 for 329 dental hygiene students who were residing in Busan and Ulsan. In the result by the satisfaction of the major, there is the highest score in the satisfaction of the critical thinking, self-leadership, satisfaction in clinical practice and ability of clinical performance. The critical thinking reveals the positive relationship with the self-leader ship(r=0.884) and the ability of clinical performance(r=0.845). Whereas the self-leader ship show the negative relation with stress in clinical practice(r=-0.796). The most important factor affecting on the clinical competence among dental hygiene students was critical thinking(p<0.001), followed by self-leadership(p<0.01) and satisfaction of clinical practice(p<0.01). In results, the critical thinking, the self-leader ship and the satisfaction of clinical practice have an effects on the ability of clinical performance of the dental hygiene students. The teaching learning strategy and the educational programs to enhance the critical thinking and self-leader ship should be developed. Furthermore, the present study can be used as the base data for the systematic and convergence program to improve the satisfaction of clinical practice and the ability of clinical performance.
 Keywords
Self-Esteem;Dental Hygienist;Emotional Labor;Exhaustion;Self Leadership;Clinic Practice Ability;
 Language
Korean
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