The Mediating Effects of Professionalism on the Relationship between Major Selection Conviction and Career Decision Level of Dental Technology Students

치기공과 학생의 전공선택확신과 진로결정수준의 관계에서 전문직업성의 매개효과

Jung, Hyo-kyung;Kwak, Dong Ju;Choi, Ju Young

  • Received : 2015.10.29
  • Accepted : 2015.12.22
  • Published : 2015.12.30


Purpose: The following study analyzes the mediating effects of professionalism on the relationship between major selection conviction and career decision level of dental technology students. It is to be used as basic data for improvement of the students' career decision level and an effective way to train professionals of the colleges. Methods: The survey was conducted on dental technology students. The collected data was analyzed by the statistical program SPSS 18.0. The results were analyzed by reliability, frequency, multiple-way ANOVA, correlation, multiple regression. To test for significance on each item, p<0.05 has been decided as a standard. Results: The analysis shows that the students' age and clinical practice experience bring a significant difference in major selection conviction, career decision level and professionalism. Professionalism has been found to bring significance mediating effects in relation to major selection conviction and career decision level. Conclusion: To improve the quality and pride as a professional as well as satisfaction with major selection can be expected to raise the standard of the students' career decision level.


dental technology;major selection conviction;career decision level;professionalism


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