Analysis of Influential Factors for the Quality of Life Among Dental Hygienists
일부 지역 치과위생사의 삶의 질에 영향을 미치는 관련요인 분석

Hye-Jin Kim, Ae-Hwa Jaung, Ji-Hee Kim
2013 The Journal of the Korea Contents Association  
The purpose of this study was to examine the influential factors for the quality of life of 151 dental hygienists. Average score were job stress 2.84±0.60, social support 3.97±0.52 and quality of life 3.18±0.35 In terms of the quality of life, there were significant gaps according to age, marital status, the type of workplace, education and economic status. In social support significant difference were found according to age, the type of workplace and work system. In job stress, economic status
more » ... ss, economic status made significant differences to that. Among the sub-factors of the quality of life, the dental hygienists who worked in public dental clinics led a life of higher quality than those who worked in hospitals in terms of physical and psychological health. In terms of social relationships, the dental hygienists who received graduate-school education led a life of better quality than the college graduates. In terms of environments, the 30-34 age group led a life of better quality than the 25-29 age group, and those who worked in public dental clinics led a life of better quality than the others. Those who received graduate-school education led a life of better quality than the junior-college graduates and the college graduates, and the group whose annual income was between 30 and 39 million won led a life of higher quality than the others. In terms of the overall quality of life, the group that worked for five days a week was ahead of the other that worked for five days a week. As a result of analyzing what factors affected the quality of life, emotional support, material support were identified as the variables to have a significant impact on that. ■ keyword :|Quality of Life|Job Stress|Social Support|Dental Hygienist|
doi:10.5392/jkca.2013.13.03.229 fatcat:qtwboydstzdhzp7khpipynnhoq