A Study to Assess the Knowledge on Oral Health and Self Esteem among Young Adults in Selected College, in Kancheepuram District, Tamilnadu, India
Keywords:Oral health,Self Esteem,Young Adult,Knowledge.
“A study to assess the knowledge on oral health and self-esteem among young adults in selected college,
Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu, India’’. The objectives are to assess the knowledge on oral health
among college students and to assess the self-esteem among college students and to correlate the knowledge
on oral health and self-esteem among college students and to associate the knowledge on oral health and
self-esteem with selected demographic variables among college students. The convenience sampling was
used to select 100 young adults. The data collection tools were validated and reliability was established. The
data was collected from the students in selected college. The collected data was Tabulated and Analysed.
The results revealed that Majority of young adults were female 53% and 43% were males. Majority of young
adults were in78% got information through mobile phone 9% were got information through newspaper 8%
of young adults got information through television and 5% of young adults get information through health
Present study result shows that Mean score of knowledge was 24.58 and mean score of self-esteem was
28.18. There was statistically mild positive correlation was found between the level of knowledge and the
level of self-esteem. There is no statistically significant association between selected demographic variables
and the level of found knowledge. There is an statistically significant association found between frequency
of brushing and frequent rinsing of mouth and level of self-esteem and there is no statistically significant
association found between demographic variables.