Convergent Factors Affecting Problem Behaviors in Out-of-school Adolescents: A Focus on Gender Difference

학교 밖 청소년의 문제행동 관련 융복합적 요인: 성별차이를 중심으로

  • Lee, Jaeyoung (Department of Nursing Science, Kyungsung University)
  • Received : 2018.08.07
  • Accepted : 2018.10.20
  • Published : 2018.10.28


The objective of this study was to investigate the problem behavior and its convergent factors in out-of-school adolescents, with a focus on gender differences. This study was a secondary data analysis study using out-of-school adolescents research data at Busan women and family development institute. The study was conducted in a total of 499 out-of-school adolescents (337 males, 162 females). The type of the 8 problem behaviors (run away from home, drop out, prostitution, violence, internet game addiction, theft, drug addiction, and smoking) were identified. The collected data were analyzed with multiple logistic regression. Among the problem behaviors of the participants, internet game addiction and theft were more significantly high in male out-of-school adolescents than female out-of-school adolescents. In internet game addiction, male out-of-school adolescents were 1.90 times higher than female out-of-school adolescents (p=.008, 95% CI=1.18-3.06). In theft, male out-of-school adolescents were 1.92 times higher than female out-of-school adolescents (p=.006, 95% CI=1.21-3.03). When the social measures were provided for those adolescents, a distinguished approach is required depending on the problem behavior and gender.


Supported by : 경성대학교


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