The effects of problem drinking on life satisfaction focusing on mediating effects of family conflict and depression

문제음주가 생활만족도에 미치는 영향: 가족갈등과 우울의 매개효과를 중심으로

  • Um, Soon Ok (Department of Social Welfare, Graduate School of Hansei University) ;
  • Moon, Jae Woo (Department of Social Welfare, Graduate School of Hansei University)
  • 엄순옥 (한세대학교 일반대학원 사회복지학과) ;
  • 문재우 (한세대학교 일반대학원 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2015.08.14
  • Accepted : 2015.09.23
  • Published : 2015.09.30


Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of problem drinking on life satisfaction and to analyze the mediating effect of family conflict and depression between two variables. Methods: The data of this study were selected in the 9th Korea Welfare Panel Survey(KYPS, 2014). The SPSS Ver. 18.0 statistical package was used for descriptive statistics analysis, correlation analysis, and hierarchical regression analysis. Results: The major findings were as follows; First, problem drinking was found to have a negative impact on family conflict, depression, and life satisfaction. Second, family conflict and depression were identified to cause decreasing life satisfaction. Third, family conflict and depression was found to have a mediating effect between problem drinking and life satisfaction. Conclusions: In order to enhance life satisfaction through overcoming problem drinking, drinking prevention programs and recreational programs based on economic and social context are required.


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