• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 5, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

A Study on the Management Plan for Promoting Key Competence of Dental Hygiene Students


Purpose: This study has a purpose of proposing the management methods and promotional directions of key competence for students of dental hygienic major and designing of improvement program for key competence by grade and level and to strengthen the employment ability education by considering the characteristics of students and excellent organizations in order to improve the employment competitiveness of graduating students and to contribute to the employment of excellent organizations and improvement of adaptability after the employment. Method: A survey was conducted on the status of key competence of J University students targeting 187 HR personnel and training personnel of dental medical institutions and mean, standard deviation, correlation analysis and one-way ANOVA was conducted. Result: In key competence, it was generally shown to have average level with interpersonal skills being the highest and the problem solving skills to be the lowest. In the sub-region of problem solving skills, specific problem solving skills were relatively shown to be insufficient but technology information application abilities were shown to be higher than average. In the sub-region of interpersonal skills, having consideration for others, forming relationships and cooperation was excellent but ability to lead others in order to achieve the task or proposing opinions or directions to others were relatively low. In the sub-region of communication skills, having appropriate presentation ability was shown to be the lowest. In the work ethics it has generally shown to have proper attitude and occupational view needed for professional life and in self-development, it was shown to have relatively lower career development ability or self-esteem compared to self management ability. The subregion of key competence has shown statistically significant positive correlation. Especially, as the communication skills were higher, self development skills were shown higher as well. 
Keywords: Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Key Competence, Problem Solving Skills, Self-Development, Technology Information Application, Work Ethics


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