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Reason for Choosing Dentistry as Career among Male Dental Students in Ajman University

Ali MH Montazeri,
Published in Acta Scientific Publications
2017
Volume: 1
   
Issue: 03
Pages: 6 - 9
Abstract

This is a cross-sectional study to investigate the reasons for choosing dentistry as a career by male dental students in Ajman University. The method adopted was an anonymous questioner consisted of 22 questions, each containing a statement, which require the respondent to choose YES or NO. 150 male students randomly selected from 1st year up to 5th year. The top four reasons for choosing dentistry as a career were, prestige (95.3%), self-employment (93.3%), autonomy (90%), and helping people (90%) as well. A significate difference was found regarding autonomy as a reason, in respondents whom their parents are doctors (p = 0.022). A significant difference found also between students who are in 4th and 5th years (attending clinics) chose “prestige” and “more regular hours than other professions”.

About the journal
JournalActa Scientific Dental Sciences
PublisherActa Scientific Publications
ISSN2581-4893
Open AccessYes