Relationship between Demographic Characteristics, Health and Internet Addiction and Drug Uses among the Korean High School Students

중고생의 인구학적 특성, 건강, 인터넷 중독과 약물사용과의 관계

  • 이현숙 (강남대학교 사회복지학부) ;
  • 김광선 (강남대학교 사회복지전문대학원) ;
  • 김광회 (강남대학교 사회복지전문대학원) ;
  • 남길우 (강남대학교 사회복지전문대학원) ;
  • 민경원 (강남대학교 사회복지전문대학원) ;
  • 이삼순 (강남대학교 사회복지전문대학원) ;
  • 정찬희 (강남대학교 사회복지전문대학원) ;
  • 이홍직 (강남대학교 사회복지학부) ;
  • 박지현 (한신대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2013.04.23
  • Accepted : 2013.06.21
  • Published : 2013.06.30


This study aimed to examine the relationships between demographic characteristics, health, and internet addiction factors and drug uses among the Korean high school students. The 2009 Korean Youth Health Risk Behavior On-line Survey data was used for this study. It selected 73,238 cases of junior and senior high school students from the raw dataset and conducted a secondary data analysis. Frequency analysis and chi-square test were conducted for this study. Gender, living with parents, economic status, school level, academic record, subjective health status, subjective well-being, level of stress, level of depression and internet addiction were significantly associated with their drug uses. Findings may be used for developing strategies to cope with drug uses among the Korean high school students.