Sociodemographic profile and future expectations of newly entered students in a dental institute in Greater Noida, India

Introduction: Dentistry is one of the most reputed professions all over the world and is becoming a fastest growing career choice for students. Thus, it is necessary to know reasons for choosing dentistry as a career and their future expectations. Aim: The aim was to obtain information about sociode...

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Main Authors: Vaibhav Motghare, K Jayaprakash, K K Shivalingesh, Bhuvandeep Gupta, Sahil Thakkar, Ishan Prabhakar
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Language:English
Published: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications 2015-01-01
Series:Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry
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Online Access:http://www.jiaphd.org/article.asp?issn=2319-5932;year=2015;volume=13;issue=1;spage=67;epage=72;aulast=Motghare
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spelling doaj-8c394de409ed4e8cb4f7827125ec089c2020-11-24T23:27:57ZengWolters Kluwer Medknow PublicationsJournal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry2319-59322350-04842015-01-01131677210.4103/2319-5932.153595Sociodemographic profile and future expectations of newly entered students in a dental institute in Greater Noida, IndiaVaibhav MotghareK JayaprakashK K ShivalingeshBhuvandeep GuptaSahil ThakkarIshan PrabhakarIntroduction: Dentistry is one of the most reputed professions all over the world and is becoming a fastest growing career choice for students. Thus, it is necessary to know reasons for choosing dentistry as a career and their future expectations. Aim: The aim was to obtain information about sociodemographic profile, influencing and motivating factors for a career choice and to know future expectations of 1 st year students enrolled in a private dental institute in India. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted by distributing pretested structured questionnaire to 100 1 st year students enrolled in the Institute. The overall response rate was 93%. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS 20.0 and Chi-square test was applied. Results: Parents were most influencing factors for both male and female students to choose dentistry and students rated reputation and lifestyle (96.7%) as most motivating factor. About 80% of students wanted to pursue specialization after B.D.S where maximum preference was given to oral surgery (29%), endodontics (12%), and orthodontics (9%). Statistically significant association was found between gender and interest to do specialization in dentistry (P = 0.004). Conclusion: Dentistry upholds a reputable position among the students, and most students′ want to pursue specialization after completion, of course; however, it′s disheartening that very few students are inclined toward nonclinical branches.http://www.jiaphd.org/article.asp?issn=2319-5932;year=2015;volume=13;issue=1;spage=67;epage=72;aulast=MotghareCareer choicedental educationdental studentsspecialization
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K K Shivalingesh
Bhuvandeep Gupta
Sahil Thakkar
Ishan Prabhakar
spellingShingle Vaibhav Motghare
K Jayaprakash
K K Shivalingesh
Bhuvandeep Gupta
Sahil Thakkar
Ishan Prabhakar
Sociodemographic profile and future expectations of newly entered students in a dental institute in Greater Noida, India
Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry
Career choice
dental education
dental students
specialization
author_facet Vaibhav Motghare
K Jayaprakash
K K Shivalingesh
Bhuvandeep Gupta
Sahil Thakkar
Ishan Prabhakar
author_sort Vaibhav Motghare
title Sociodemographic profile and future expectations of newly entered students in a dental institute in Greater Noida, India
title_short Sociodemographic profile and future expectations of newly entered students in a dental institute in Greater Noida, India
title_full Sociodemographic profile and future expectations of newly entered students in a dental institute in Greater Noida, India
title_fullStr Sociodemographic profile and future expectations of newly entered students in a dental institute in Greater Noida, India
title_full_unstemmed Sociodemographic profile and future expectations of newly entered students in a dental institute in Greater Noida, India
title_sort sociodemographic profile and future expectations of newly entered students in a dental institute in greater noida, india
publisher Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
series Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry
issn 2319-5932
2350-0484
publishDate 2015-01-01
description Introduction: Dentistry is one of the most reputed professions all over the world and is becoming a fastest growing career choice for students. Thus, it is necessary to know reasons for choosing dentistry as a career and their future expectations. Aim: The aim was to obtain information about sociodemographic profile, influencing and motivating factors for a career choice and to know future expectations of 1 st year students enrolled in a private dental institute in India. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted by distributing pretested structured questionnaire to 100 1 st year students enrolled in the Institute. The overall response rate was 93%. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS 20.0 and Chi-square test was applied. Results: Parents were most influencing factors for both male and female students to choose dentistry and students rated reputation and lifestyle (96.7%) as most motivating factor. About 80% of students wanted to pursue specialization after B.D.S where maximum preference was given to oral surgery (29%), endodontics (12%), and orthodontics (9%). Statistically significant association was found between gender and interest to do specialization in dentistry (P = 0.004). Conclusion: Dentistry upholds a reputable position among the students, and most students′ want to pursue specialization after completion, of course; however, it′s disheartening that very few students are inclined toward nonclinical branches.
topic Career choice
dental education
dental students
specialization
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