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