Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Cultural consistency in Australian dental students from two different ethnic backgrounds|
|Citation:||Journal of Dental Education, 2004; 68(11):1178-1184|
|Publisher:||American Association of Dental Schools|
|Rodrigo J. Mariño, Geoffrey W. Stuart, Tracey Winning, Michael V. Morgan, W. Murray Thomson, Roderick I. Marshall, Theo Gotjamanos|
|Abstract:||The objective of this study was to examine the value orientations of dental students from different ethnic backgrounds studying in Australian dental schools. A ninety-eight-item questionnaire was used to collect the data, including fifteen subscales developed consistent with the Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck value orientation model. To compare the value orientation structure and to determine if any ethnic differences existed, a multivariate analysis of variance called profile analysis was performed on the fifteen value subscales. Of the 401 participants, 30.2 percent were Anglo-Australian and 44.9 percent were Asian. The remainder (24.9 percent) were "Other—background residents" or "Other—international students." This article presents data from Asian (n=184) and Anglo-Australian (n=124) background respondents. Mean age was 21.7 years (s.e. 0.35 years) among Anglo-Australian and 20.8 years (s.e. 0.17 years) among Asians. Asians born overseas represented 70.7 percent (n=130) of this group. Of Australia-born Asians (n=54), 90.6 percent were first-generation Australians. When comparing their value profile, we found a significant association between ethnicity and value orientation profile scores (p<0.05). Despite the significant overall result, the strength of the association (2=0.007) indicated that this effect was trivial relative to the unexplained variance in value orientation. The findings suggest that, behind an apparent ethnic diversity, a single distinctive value profile might exist to which the majority of dental students subscribe.|
|Keywords:||culture; Australia; ethnicity; value orientations; dental students|
|Rights:||Copyright © 2004 American Dental Education Association|
|Appears in Collections:||Dentistry publications|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.