Social support in forming dental and oral health behavior in Islamic boarding school

Taufan Bramantoro, Drg M. Kes, Retno Palupi, Drg M. Kes, Aryo Dwipo Kusumo Drg, Betadion Rizki Sinaredi, Drg M. Kes, Sp Kga, Ayu Maulidda Fascal Pratama

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Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world. Thus, there are many boarding schools in Indonesia. Boarding school students are expected to have good health behaviours relating to the hadith about cleanliness. However, many Islamic boarding schools still have high caries rates. The objective is to find out social support in forming oral and dental health behaviours of students in Tebuireng Islamic Boarding School, Jombang. Method: This is a descriptive study and conducted in Tebuireng Islamic Boarding School, Jombang. The data was collected from 177 students who matched the criteria from middle and senior high school. The information was obtained using a questionnaire. The results showed that the majority of students have good oral health behaviours. Most of the students also received emotional support, instrumental support, and high information support. In conclusion, students who have good dental and oral health behaviours tend to get high social support from the closest people in school.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)932-943
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Dental and oral health behaviour
  • Islamic boarding school students
  • Social support


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