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Impact of Implementing Psychological Ownership in Undergraduate Dental Clinical Training: A Retrospective Study

Gnanasekaran Felsypremila, MS Muthu, Latha Nirmal, KC Vignesh, Anshula N Deshpande, Gauri S Lele, Richa K Bahal, Vijay P Mathur, Sonali Saha, Nikhil Marwah, Latha Anandakrishna

Keywords : Dental education, Measurable outcomes, Ownership, Undergraduate training

Citation Information : Felsypremila G, Muthu M, Nirmal L, Vignesh K, Deshpande AN, Lele GS, Bahal RK, Mathur VP, Saha S, Marwah N, Anandakrishna L. Impact of Implementing Psychological Ownership in Undergraduate Dental Clinical Training: A Retrospective Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2024; 17 (3):279-284.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2769

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Purpose: The idea of psychological ownership (PO) has been utilized in a variety of contexts, but the significance and lessons learned from using PO in dental clinical education have not been investigated. A detailed long-term study of PO in dental clinical education will allow us to understand the effectiveness of this practice. The purpose of this paper is to compare undergraduate (UG) student's clinical performance before and after the PO system was implemented. Materials and methods: A retrospective study was conducted with around 70–80 students in an academic year from June 2012 to June 2019. Through ownership quality, four-handed dentistry, observation and assistance, supply of must-haves, and measurable outcomes, the clinical performance of students in pre- and post-PO systems was compared. Results: The quantum of overall clinical procedures performed by the UG students was 8,214 and 13,753 in pre-PO and post-PO, respectively. Chi-squared tests performed unveil that there exists a statistically significant difference in the quantum of clinical procedures performed by UG after the implementation of PO. Conclusion: The results of our study clearly state that there was a significant increase in the quantum of clinical procedures performed by UG students after the implementation of the PO system.

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