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Table 2

Differences in Critical Thinking, Communication Skill, and Problem-Solving Ability according to General Characteristics

   Characteristicn (%)Critical thinkingCommunication skillProblem-solving ability



Mean±SDpMean±SDpMean±SDp
Age (y)
 20139 (27.4)3.47±0.3560.7323.70±0.424b0.0183.54±0.5140.411
 21178 (35.0)3.48±0.3133.70±0.453a3.50±0.425
 22191 (37.6)3.42±0.3443.58±0.481a3.47±0.483
Grade
 1st178 (35.0)3.49±0.3530.1213.72±0.431b0.0043.56±0.5000.069
 2nd186 (36.6)3.47±0.3343.67±0.470b3.50±0.463
 3rd144 (28.3)3.42±0.3443.55±0.464a3.43±0.443
Personality
 Introverted274 (53.9)3.41±0.327<0.0013.51±0.419<0.0013.43±0.4780.001
 Extroverted234 (46.1)3.53±0.3523.82±0.4473.58±0.455
Peer relationship
 Difficult9 (1.8)3.51±0.4340.0163.11±0.397a<0.0013.58±0.6580.001
 Moderate232 (45.7)3.42±0.3353.49±0.418b3.41±0.465
 Good267 (52.8)3.50±0.3453.82±0.430c3.57±0.461
Academic satisfaction with dental hygiene
 Lower35 (6.9)3.38±0.394a<0.0013.36±0.447a<0.0013.32±0.476a<0.001
 Middle291 (57.3)3.41±0.308a3.59±0.424b3.42±0.410a
 Higher182 (35.8)3.57±0.365b3.81±0.465c3.66±0.521b
Average grade of the previous semester
 <2.021 (4.1)3.39±0.3400.1433.63±0.4540.9853.37±0.4900.134
 2.0∼3.0291 (28.9)3.47±0.3403.66±0.4853.47±0.483
 3.0∼4.0281 (55.3)3.45±0.3353.65±0.4323.50±0.453
 4.0∼4.559 (11.6)3.55±0.3883.64±0.5253.62±0.519

Values are analysed by t-test and one-way ANOVA statistics.

SD: standard deviation.

a,b,cThe same letter indicates no significant difference by Scheffe.

J Dent Hyg Sci 2019;19:31-8 https://doi.org/10.17135/jdhs.2019.19.1.31
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