Dr Bhakti Sadhu, Betty Joy


A cross sectional study was conducted to assess psychometric behaviours as well as organizational attribute among all the faculty members of a dental school in Karnataka. Data was collected using pretested, predesigned and structured close ended questionnaire, i.e. of Survey of Organizational Attribute for Dental Care (SOADC) instrument. Data was coded and fed in SPSS (IBM version 23) for analysis. Total of 64 dental faculty members had completed the survey, out of which 62.5% were males. Maximum participants 93.8% of them had completed their MDS. Overall highest and lowest mean score was obtained by the component Communication (3.6563±0.64852) and Stress/Chaos (2.6198± 0.28602) respectively. There was no statistical significant difference in mean scores of various dimensions of SOADC based on gender. This study showed that job satisfaction is associated with communication, decision making and stress/chaos. To provide safety and care to patient, dental professionals must take organization attribute into consideration.


Psychometric behaviour, organizational attribute, faculty members, dentist

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