Convergence relationship study on clinical practice stress and professional identity in some dental hygiene students

일부 치위생과 학생들의 임상실습 스트레스와 직업정체감에 관한 융합 관계 연구

Choi, Jeong-Hee

  • Received : 2018.10.25
  • Accepted : 2019.01.20
  • Published : 2019.01.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the convergence relationship between the clinical practice stress and professional identity of 171 dental hygiene students from 3 university in Jeollanam-do area. The data were analyzed using SPSS WIN 18.0 program. Professional identity was negatively correlated with clinical practice training environment(r=-0.352, p<0.01), clinical practice work burden(r=-0.185, p<0.05) and conflicts with patients(r=-0.181, p<0.05). The convergence factors influencing professional identity were clinical practice training environment(${\beta}=-0.261$), aptitude(${\beta}=0.238$), advice from others(${\beta}=-0.186$) and clinical practice unsatisfied(${\beta}=-0.176$). The regression model explained 23.7% of professional identity. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a program for the smooth labor supply by understanding the relationship between clinical practice stress and professional identity in dental hygiene students.


Clinical practice stress;Convergence;Dental hygiene students;Professional identity