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Table. 3.

Comparison of career plan according to general characteristics

Variables Division Willingness to work as a dental hygienist Willingness to work after marriage Desired retirement age



Mean±SD p-value Mean±SD p-value Mean±SD p-value
Year in college 2nd 4.31±0.75 0.024* 4.24±0.85 0.004 45.22±11.78 0.809
3rd 3.95±0.93 3.71±1.08 45.81±13.81
High school affiliations Academic 4.24±0.82 0.088 4.19±0.88 0.004 48.36±12.53 0.004
Vocational 3.96±0.90 3.62±1.09 41.31±12.17
Type of institution of clinical training Private practice 4.05±0.90 0.111 3.90±1.01 0.281 44.24±12.06 0.103
Hospital setting 4.34±0.72 4.14±0.99 49.21±14.35
Grade average 3.6≤x 4.38±0.75a 0.024* 4.22±0.91a 0.010* 50.56±13.44a 0.012*
3.0≤x<3.6 4.18±0.85ab 4.10±0.97a 44.98±12.27a,b
x<3.0 3.70±1.03b 3.40±1.10b 40.05±10.86b
Workplace type preference Private practice 4.05±0.733 0.539 3.92±0.78 0.947 44.26±12.40 0.645
Hospital setting 4.21±0.803 3.98±0.98 46.66±13.14
Public health center or others 4.00±1.27 4.00±1.46 44.67±13.07

SD, standard deviation.

a,bSame characters are not significant by Scheffe post-verification.

*p<0.05, p<0.01 by t-test or One-way ANOVA.

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