The Effect of Stress Reaction on the Resilience among Dental Hygiene Students

일부 치위생과 학생의 스트레스 반응이 극복력에 미치는 영향

  • Yoon, Mi-Suk (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Shinhan University) ;
  • Jung, Hyo-Jung (Dept. of Oral Medicine, Yonsei University Graduate School of Dentistry)
  • 윤미숙 (신한대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 정효정 (연세대학교 치의학대학원 구강내과학교실)
  • Received : 2017.02.28
  • Accepted : 2017.06.09
  • Published : 2017.06.30


This study examined the stress reaction, resilience levels, and the effects of the stress reaction on the resilience among dental hygiene students. From July 11, 2016 to July 29, 2016, questionnaires were collected from 274 dental hygiene students in several areas. The collected data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, One-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient, and multiple regression using SPSS Statistics ver.21.0. The stress reaction level of dental hygiene students was found to be 2.59 out of 5 points and the resilience level was 4.47 out of 7 points. The stress reaction and resilience showed a significant negative correlation in Fatigue, Tension, Frustration, Anger, Depression, Aggression(p>0.001), and stomatization(p>0.05). In other words, the lower the resilience, the higher the stress reaction.The factors of stress reaction influencing the resilience were depression and somatization, which explained 25.6%(R2=0.256). Therefore, to enhance the resilience of dental hygiene students, it is important to investigation the stress reaction and there should be more concern with students who have higher depression and stomatization. In addition, efforts to control the stress reaction are needed.


Dental hygiene students;Resilience;Stress;Stress reaction


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