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Table. 1.

Comparison of job satisfaction according to demographic and sociological characteristics in dental hygienists

Variables Division N (%) Job satisfaction

M±SD P*
Gender Male 6 (3.1) 2.83±0.51 0.820
Female 189 (96.9) 2.98±0.66
Age (yrs) ≤25 42 (21.5) 2.88±0.73 0.038
26–30 83 (42.6) 2.90±0.63
>30 70 (35.9) 3.12±0.63
Education Junior college 77 (39.5) 2.90±0.57 0.135
University 104 (53.3) 3.03±0.71
Graduate school 14 (7.2) 2.96±0.67
Workplace type University and general hospital 23 (11.8) 3.04±0.63 0.035
Dental hospital 26 (13.3) 3.23±0.73
Denatl clinic 146 (74.9) 2.92±0.64
Job position General staff 130 (66.7) 2.94±0.71 0.435
Team leader 28 (14.4) 3.10±0.61
Head 37 (19.0) 3.02±0.51
Work experience <5 67 (34.4) 2.91±0.65 0.207
5–10 74 (37.9) 2.98±0.65
≥10 54 (27.7) 3.05±0.68
Number of patients per day <20 37 (19.0) 2.93±0.67 0.680
20–40 91 (46.7) 2.99±0.64
≥40 67 (34.4) 2.98±0.68
Number of foreign patients per day None 61 (31.3) 2.72±0.59a 0.003
1–2 68 (34.9) 3.01±0.70b
≥3 66 (33.8) 3.17±0.60b
Institutions attracting foreigners Yes 74 (37.9) 3.21±0.63 0.001
No 121 (62.1) 2.83±0.64
Foreign patient care Yes 41 (21.0) 3.23±0.10 <0.001
No 154 (79.0) 2.91±0.05
Foreign medical assistant experience Yes 159 (81.5) 3.08±0.64 <0.001
No 36 (18.5) 2.54±0.56
Working days per week <5 13 (6.7) 3.04±0.70 0.647
≥5 182 (93.3) 2.97±0.66
Total 195 (100.0) 2.98±0.66

M±SD=mean±standard deviation.

*By Mann-Whitney U test or Kruskal-Wallis test and Bonferroni analysis at a=0.05.

a, b means by different characters that there are significant different.

J Korean Acad Oral Health 2021;45:105~110 https://doi.org/10.11149/jkaoh.2021.45.3.105
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