Publication Trends in Smoking-Related Research for Children and Adolescents: An Analysis of Korean Academic Journals

아동과 청소년의 흡연 관련 연구 동향 분석: 학술지 게재 논문을 중심으로

  • Son, Hyun-Dong (Dept. of Education, Gwangju National University of Education)
  • 손현동 (광주교육대학교 교육학과)
  • Received : 2018.12.12
  • Accepted : 2019.02.20
  • Published : 2019.02.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the publication trends of children and adolescents' smoking-related researches published in Korean academic journals. Three hundred fifty papers published until 2018 were analyzed by focusing on the publication year, research participants, research themes and research methods. As a result, smoking-related research on children and adolescents increased sharply from 1995 to 2000, and the trend continued. The main research participants were general children and adolescents and the most frequently studied themes were 'Associated Factors,' 'Intervention,' 'Prevalence,' 'Prevention,' 'Characteristics,' 'Law and Policies,' 'Scales,' 'Review and Theories' respectively. The most frequently used research method was the quantitative method. Moreover, the most common data gathering method was using questionnaires, and the number of papers which used panel data was gradually increasing. Future studies were suggested to explore a broader range of themes, and a balanced research approach was also recommended using both qualitative and mixed methods.


Smoking;Research trends;Children and adolescents;Academic journal;Content analysis

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Fig. 1. The yearly trend of published papers

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Fig. 2. The yearly trend of papers by research themes

Table 1. Annual numbers of published papers

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Table 2. Numbers of papers by participants

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Table 3. Annual numbers of papers by research themes

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Table 4. Numbers of papers by method and data collection

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