Date of Award

Summer 1978

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Dental Hygiene


Dental Hygiene

Committee Director

Michele L. Darby

Committee Member

Susan Schwartz

Committee Member

Kathleen Russell

Committee Member

Louise West

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.D46K66


This study investigated values of dental hygienists in three occupational settings: private practice, community practice, and higher education.

The Allport, Vernon, Lindzey Study of Values was used to measure values of all licensed dental hygienists in North Carolina employed in one of the three occupational settings.

An ex post facto 3x3x3x4x4 factorial research design was used. Occupational setting, age, year of graduation, educational level, and length of time in present position were the non-manipulated independent variables; and the Allport, Vernon, Lindzey Study of Values scores were used as dependent variables. Five-way analysis of variance revealed no significant value differences among the three groups, p > 0.01. Mean value scores and standard deviations of dental hygienists were also compared with scores of college females, nursing students, dental students and faculty, and female medical students. One-way analysis of variance revealed significant value differences between dental hygienists and the other four groups, E < 0.001.


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