J Korean Acad Oral Health.  2020 Dec;44(4):222-227. 10.11149/jkaoh.2020.44.4.222.

The effect of socio-psychological trait on the oral health related quality of life among college students

Affiliations
  • 1Jeonju Health Family Support Center, Jeonju, Korea
  • 2Department of Preventive Dentistry, School of Dentistry and Institute of Medical Information Convergence Research, Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea
  • 3Department of Preventive and Public Health Dentistry, College of Dentistry and WBMI and Wonkwang Dental Research Institute, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea

Abstract


Objectives
The purpose of this study was to examine the association between oral health-related quality of life and adult attachment type among college students.
Methods
A total of 557 self-administered questionnaires were collected from undergraduates in Jeonbuk. Data were analyzed using SPSS 22.0. The results were analyzed using t-tests, analyses of variance, Duncan’s multiple range tests, correlation analyses, and multiple regression analyses.
Results
The results of this study showed that sex and age were significant factors according to the analysis of the oral health-related quality of life in terms of general characteristics. The variable that had the greatest effect on the oral health-related quality of life was attachment anxiety, followed by age, sex, and attachment avoidance.
Conclusions
Education and counseling to promote safety of adult attachment will improve the oral health-related quality of life for college students.

Keyword

Adult attachment; College students; Oral health related quality of life
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