Applying Discrete-Time Survival Analysis to Testing the Determinants on the Onset of Adolescents' Violence Behavior

비연속시간 생존분석을 적용한 청소년의 최초 폭력 발생시점에 대한 영향요인 검증

  • Received : 2010.10.23
  • Accepted : 2010.11.15
  • Published : 2010.11.30

Abstract

The purposes of the present study were to investigate the effects of individual, family, and school factors on the onset of adolescents' violence behaviors. For these goals, we applied discrete-time survival analysis to the Korean Youth Panel Survey. According to the estimated hazard function, the likelihood of onset of adolescents' violence behavior was low during elementary school years and increasing sharply from middle school years. Results showed that gender, self-esteem, aggressiveness, broken home, parental abuse, and the number of delinquent friends were significant determinants of the onset of adolescents' violence behaviors. Findings from this study suggest the need to focus on the significant determinants and consider various prevention programs.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국과학재단