The Study on the Stress Coping Method of the Dept. Dental Hygiene by the Personality Type

치위생과 학생들의 성격유형과 스트레스 대처방식에 관한 연구

  • Published : 2003.12.30


The purpose of this study was to identify the personality type and stress coping method of students of Dept. dental hygiene students and relationship between them. Second purpose of this study was to suggest the good and useful method of stress coping. Data was drawn from a convenient sample of 350 and 3rd year students of the department of dental hygiene, some college located in Kyung-Ki Province. The results were analyzed with SPSS 10.0 and the conclusion is as follow: 1. The average of Machiavellism type is 3.30, which indicates that most of the students has a middle type(80%). In the A/B type, most of the students has B type(46.7%). In the score of externality and internality, externality(62.6%) is higher than internality(20.3%) 2. As a result of investigating how they coped with stress, the direct coping was utilized most and the physical was utilized least. 3. In the relation between the personality type and stress coping method, non-Machiavellism type has a statistically significant difference, in the direct coping and destructive coping.