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Factors that Affect the Suicidal Thoughts of High School Students in Korea: Focusing on the Socio-demographic Characteristics and Delinquent Behaviors
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Factors that Affect the Suicidal Thoughts of High School Students in Korea: Focusing on the Socio-demographic Characteristics and Delinquent Behaviors
Lee, Hong-Jik; Kim, Kwang-Sun; Kim, Kwang-Hoi; Nam, Gil-Woo; Min, Kyeong-Won; Lee, Sam-Soon; Jeong, Chan-Hee; Lee, Hyun-Sook; Park, Ji-Hyun;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine how socio-demographic characteristics and delinquent behaviors affect the suicidal ideation among the Korean high school students. Using the 35,668 senior high school student cases of 2009 Korean Youth Health Risk Behavior On-line Survey data, it conducted a secondary data analysis. Frequency analysis, chi-square test and logistic regression analysis was done. Being female, living without parents, low economic status, poor academic record, technical school students, young students, poor academic record, internet addition, problem drinking, smoking cigarettes and experience of drug use significantly increased probability of their suicidal thoughts. Findings may be used for tackle the issues of suicidal thoughts among the Korean senior high school students.
 Keywords
Senior High School Students;Suicidal Thoughts;Socio-Demographic Characteristics;Delinquent Behaviors;
 Language
Korean
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