Department of Dental Hygiene, The Graduate school of Namseoul University1
Department of Dental Hygiene, Namseoul University2
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to develop a survey instrument to assess intention to stay for dental hygienists based on validity and reliability. Methods: A survey was conducted targeting 317 dental hygienists in dental clinics. The data was used for the analysis of the study, using PASW Statistics 20.0 and IBM SPSS AMOS 18.0. Results: The preliminary instrument includes 44 item. 22 items were excluded by variable analysis. 17 final items was selected by exploratory factor analysis (EFA). The confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was composed of four elements, ‘organization fit’, ‘interpersonal relationship’, ‘identity’, and ‘job connectivity’. Conclusions: The validity and reliability of measurement tool for dental hygienist’s intention to stay was proved. It could be used to help dental hygienist’s long-term employment.
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