Parenting Style, Locus of Control, and Oral Hygiene in Adolescents
Results. In the bivariate analyses, socioeconomic status (P=0.012), number of children in the family (P=0.003), and frequency of toothbrushing (P=0.001) were related to dental plaque levels. Gender (P<0.001), socioeconomic status (P=0.022), and external locus of control (Spearman rho, –0.144, P=0.027) were statistically significantly associated with toothbrushing frequency. In the multivariate analyses, only socioeconomic status and toothbrushing frequency were statistically significantly related to the IQPI. When toothbrushing frequency as the second outcome variable was used, the IQPI and gender were statistically significant. The association with socioeconomic status did not reach statistical significance (P=0.07).
Conclusions. Only socioeconomic status and toothbrushing frequency explained variation in dental plaque levels among adolescents. The expected relationship among parenting styles, locus of control, and oral hygiene levels was not confirmed.
Aleksejūnienė, J.; Brukienė, V. Parenting Style, Locus of Control, and Oral Hygiene in Adolescents. Medicina 2012, 48, 9.
Aleksejūnienė J, Brukienė V. Parenting Style, Locus of Control, and Oral Hygiene in Adolescents. Medicina. 2012; 48(2):9.Chicago/Turabian Style
Aleksejūnienė, Jolanta; Brukienė, Vilma. 2012. "Parenting Style, Locus of Control, and Oral Hygiene in Adolescents." Medicina 48, no. 2: 9.