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A Study on the Differences of Mental Health and Media Use According to the Addiction of Communication Media

커뮤니케이션 매체의 중독여부에 따른 정신건강과 매체사용의 차이 연구

  • Lee, Seong-Ran (Dept. of Medical Information, Kongju National University)
  • 이성란 (공주대학교 의료정보학과)
  • Received : 2013.05.08
  • Accepted : 2013.07.20
  • Published : 2013.07.28

Abstract

This study was attempted to identify the differences of mental health and media use according to the addiction of communication media. Data collection was surveyed using interview and questionnaires by 250 subjects from March 12 to May 13, 2012. The results were as follows : First, with regard to mobile phone use time for communication in the use of over 2 hrs, subjects replied that addictive group was significantly higher than non-addictive group($X^2$=8.51, p=.00). Secondly, in case often depression, the risk ratio of addictive group was significantly higher 4.0 times than non-addictive group(OR=4.0, 95%, Cl=2.4-36.9). In conclusion, in order to prevent the addictive use of communication media, it is needed to make various environment such as sound life rhythm maintenance, systemic and periodic education.

Keywords

Addiction;Mental health;Communication;Media;University students