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Association of Personality Traits, Life Satisfaction, Subjective Happiness and Oral Health Status in School Teachers of Vikarabad


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Background: To determine the association between personality traits, life satisfaction, subjective happiness and oral health status in school teachers of Vikarabad.

Material and Method: A cross sectional study was conducted among 400 private and government school teachers of Vikarabad. A validated questionnaire was used (BFI)-10 to measure personality traits, life satisfaction and subjective happiness. Clinical examination was done to measure DMFT and OHI-S. Collected data was subjected to statistical analysis. Spearman’s Correlation and multiple regression analysis was done.

Results: Among the teachers 13% were males and 87% were females and their mean age was 30 years. 57% had high and 43% had low levels of extraversion, 55% had high and 45% had low levels of agreeableness in their personality. The mean DMFT score was 1.12 ± 1.41 and mean OHI-S score was 1.71 ± 1.06.

Conclusion: A significant association was observed between personality traits and satisfaction in life of teachers with their oral health. Satisfaction with life will improve the quality of life and wellbeing of individuals.


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Personality Traits, School Teachers, Subjective Happiness, Life Satisfaction, Dental Caries, Oral Hygiene.
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N. Sindhu Reddy
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, India
M. Monica
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, India
T. Abhinav Nithin
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, India
P. Parthasarathi Reddy
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, India
Irram Abbas Hameed
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, India
B. Prathibha
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, India

Abstract


Background: To determine the association between personality traits, life satisfaction, subjective happiness and oral health status in school teachers of Vikarabad.

Material and Method: A cross sectional study was conducted among 400 private and government school teachers of Vikarabad. A validated questionnaire was used (BFI)-10 to measure personality traits, life satisfaction and subjective happiness. Clinical examination was done to measure DMFT and OHI-S. Collected data was subjected to statistical analysis. Spearman’s Correlation and multiple regression analysis was done.

Results: Among the teachers 13% were males and 87% were females and their mean age was 30 years. 57% had high and 43% had low levels of extraversion, 55% had high and 45% had low levels of agreeableness in their personality. The mean DMFT score was 1.12 ± 1.41 and mean OHI-S score was 1.71 ± 1.06.

Conclusion: A significant association was observed between personality traits and satisfaction in life of teachers with their oral health. Satisfaction with life will improve the quality of life and wellbeing of individuals.


Keywords


Personality Traits, School Teachers, Subjective Happiness, Life Satisfaction, Dental Caries, Oral Hygiene.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi1%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F193818