Date of Award

Summer 1980

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Dental Hygiene


Dental Hygiene

Committee Director

Carolyn B. Bland

Committee Member

Michele L. Darby

Committee Member

Marcia K. Brand

Committee Member

Walter R. Earl

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.D46J64


This study examined the vocational interests of dental hygienists according to occupational setting and highest level of education. The Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory was used to measure vocational interests of a random cluster sample of licensed dental hygienists.

An ex post facto 2 x 2 factorial research design was used. Occupational setting and highest level of education completed were the attribute independent variables and the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory scores was the dependent variable.

Two-way analysis of variance revealed significant interest differences between private practice dental hygienists and community practice dental hygienists, and between dental hygienists with a certificate or associate degree and dental hygienists with a baccalaureate degree, p < O. 05. No significant interaction effects among occupational settings and levels of education were revealed, p>0.05.


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