MSAH (Master of Science in Allied Health)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Ester L. Verhovsek, Randy L. Byington, Susan B. Epps
The purpose of this study was to find out the attitudes and beliefs of minority college students enrolled at Missouri College in Brentwood, Missouri in reference to the dental hygiene profession. In particular, does their oral health and dental knowledge relate to their knowledge of profession of dental hygiene? One hundred and six students gave their consent to participate in the study via Survey Monkey. The study was conducted in May 2015 for a period of four weeks. Four statements were designed to gauge minority students’ knowledge of dental hygiene as a career. No differences were found based on gender, age, education and ethnicity. A difference was found based upon the respondent’s program of study. Further research is needed spread the word about dental hygiene programs and to explain the role of the dental hygienist.
Thesis - Open Access
Morgan, Trina J., "Minority College Students’ Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding the Profession of Dental Hygiene in Comparison to their Oral Health and Dental Knowledge" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2564. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/2564
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