Table 2

Demographic information on participants

VariableNumberPercentageValid Percentage
Dental work experienceYes2958.0%59.2%
No2040.0%40.8%
Missing12.0%
Job descriptionAssistant1122.0%57.9%
Receptionist36.0%15.8%
Both24.0%10.5%
Other36.0%15.8%
Years in the dental field>1410.0%26.3%
1–51122.0%57.9%
6–1136.0%15.8%
Years of college prior to dental hygiene program136.0%6.1%
21836.0%36.7%
3612.0%12.2%
41020.0%20.4%
5+1224.0%24.5%
Missing12.0%
Number of degrees (including dental hygiene)12040.0%41.7%
22040.0%14.6%
3714.0%2.1%
412.0%
Dental hygiene degreeAssociate1326.0%26.5%
Baccalaureate3366.0%67.3%
Other36.0%6.1%
Missing12.0%
Age range18–231530.0%30.6%
24–281530.0%30.6%
29+1938.0%38.8%
Missing12.0%
GPA2.5–2.724.0%4.2%
2.8–3.012.0%2.1%
3.1–3.31224.0%25.0%
3.4–3.61938.0%39.6%
3.7–3.9918.0%18.8%
4.0510.0%10.4%
Missing24.0%
GenderFemale4998.0%98.0%
Male12.0%2.0%
  • Note: Frequency tables were run using SPSS 19.