경남지역 일부 치과위생사의 보수교육 인식 및 만족도 연구
A Study on the Recognition and Satisfaction of Continuing Education of Some Dental Hygienists in Gyeongnam Province
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to analyze the recognition of and satisfaction with continuing education in dental hygienists to improve the quality of the education program. Methods: A survey was conducted on 384 participants in continuing education during the first half of the 2018 Korean Dental Hygienist Association Gyeongsangnam-do Conference. The collected data were statistically analyzed using SPSS 12.0. The characteristics of the service agency by working institutions and the main work by experience were analyzed with the chi-square test. Satisfaction with continuing education according to general characteristics was post-tested using Duncan s multiple comparison after a t-test and ANOVA. The significance level was 0.05. Results: In terms of continuing education, clinical work (latest technology) showed the highest distribution in terms of desired education. The highest scoring reason for attending continuing education was legal certification. The highest scoring reason for not attending was economic burden. On-line education was preferred over off-line education. A significant difference was observed in overall education, educational environment, contents, and methods among dental hygienists with degrees higher than a master s degree, and the work experience satisfaction level was higher in subjects with more than 16 years of education (p<0.01, p<0.001). Conclusions: In order to raise the recognition of the value of continuing education for dental hygienists and to improve the working environment, a plan for future development and operation of a continuing education program should be prepared.