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The difference of general characteristics, health status and health behavior of internet over users by internet use purposes among Korean adolescents
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The difference of general characteristics, health status and health behavior of internet over users by internet use purposes among Korean adolescents
Ko, Young-Mi; Lim, Min Kyoung;
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Objectives: This study aimed to identify general characteristics of health status and health behavior of adolescents in accordance with their purposes with internet. Methods: Based on Adolescent Health Behavior Online Survey (KYRBS) in 2014, a total of 57,333 adolescents who had used internet were examined in this study. Results: Users for non-academic purposes were associated with male, low grades, low education level of parents, low income level, being apart from parents, being without any consulting partners, being with one parent families, low perceived health status, the experience suicidal ideation and negative health behavior such as alcohol and tobacco. In particular, these trends were appeared strongly by internet users for the purpose of the non-academic purposes. Male among high grades is shown to be mostly Academic internet users and they were more likely to have problems with some health behaviors such as exercise frequency and smoking. Conclusions: Target population should be internet users for only non-academic purposes to prevent internet addiction of adolescents. Internet addiction prevention program should be provided in terms of mental health and problematic behavior. Additionally, health behavior of internet over user for only academic purposes should be concerned.
adolescents;internet use purpose;internet use time;internet overuse;
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청소년 시기의 인터넷 사용에 영향을 미치는 요인 분석 연구,윤유동;지혜성;임희석;

컴퓨터교육학회논문지, 2016. vol.19. 5, pp.55-71
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