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Effective factors in dental residents speciality Choice in Ahvaz Jundishapur University Of Medical Sciences in 2014- 2015
A Shakurnia , M Gooran * , P Jafar-nejadi
Department of orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran , m.gouran_dent@yahoo,com
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Introduction: Assessment of dental residents motivation to study speciality course could be effective in training committed dentists as productive forces in public health. The aim of this study was to evaluate the motivation in dental residents specialty choice  in Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical sciences in 2014- 2015.

Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on all dental residents in Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical sciences (75 persons)by census. Data was gathered by a  researcher made questionnaire including 22 questions in which content validity is confirmed by experts and construct validity is evaluated by factor analysis as well,also,its reliability Confirmed through Cronbach's alpha. Analyzing data have been done using descriptive statistics and independent t- test and ANOVA through SPSS.

Results: A total of 75 dental residents (31 males, 43 females) with a mean age of 30.8±3.7 completed the questionnaire findings show that the most important motivations for choosing the dental specialty fields were: the acquisition of knowledge and the ability to do the job better (4.28±0.70), social status and income (3.87±0.75), to help people and promote health (3.31±0.93) and the ease and lack of job stress (3.13±1.13). results showed a significant differences between factors affecting the specialty choices and marital status.also, factors of ease and lack of job stress were important in single residents (p =0.028).

Conclusion: considering  the effective factors in dental residents speciality choice and dentists role in promoting and improvement of public health, it is suggested  authorities in dentistry schools  focus on  the importance of  theses factors in  determining appropriate strategies for promotion of community health .

Keywords: Dental, Residency, speciality choice, motivation
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