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Major Satisfaction and Professionalism according to DISC Behavior Patterns of Dental Hygiene Students
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2018;14(4):241-246
Published online December 31, 2018;
© 2018 Korean Academy of Preventive Dentistry.

Sun-Joo Yoon, Kyung-Hui Moon

Department of Dental Hygiene, Jinju Health College, Jinju, Korea
Correspondence to: Kyung-Hui Moon
Department of Dental Hygiene, Jinju Health College, 51 Uibyeong-ro, Jinju 52655, Korea. Tel: +82-55-740-1830, Fax: +82-0303-0008-1840, E-mail:
Received November 26, 2018; Revised December 11, 2018; Accepted December 13, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objective: This study was performed to verify how DISC behavior patterns affect the major satisfaction and professionalism of dental hygiene students and provide basic data for dental hygiene students to have increased major satisfaction and maximize their strength by understanding their DISC behavior pattern. As a result, the following conclusion was obtained.
Methods: The data was collected From November 1, 2018 to November 14, 2018, 218 dental hygiene students. Data was collected using self-reported questionnaires. Statistical analysis was performed with IBM SPSS ver. 21.0. Mean (standard deviation) and one-way ANOVA & pearson correlation were performed.
Results: The most frequent DISC behavior patterns of dental hygiene students was steadiness types (49.0%) followed by influence types (34.5%), conscientiousness types (9.0%), and dominance types (7.5%). There were no significant difference in professionalism and major satisfaction according to DISC behavior patterns in dental hygiene students. There was a correlation between major satisfaction and professionalism of dental hygiene students.
Conclusion: In conclusion, in order for dental hygiene students to establish positive professionalism through increased major satisfaction, it is necessary to make various efforts such as providing consultation and education that corresponds to each student’s DISC behavior patterns. These efforts will provide the students career vision and encourage them to improve their academic achievement and find employment that fits their vocational aptitude.
Keywords : DISC behavior patterns, major satisfaction, professionalism, dental hygiene students

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