Factors associated with internet use time among adolescents: focused on convergent implications

청소년의 인터넷 사용시간에 영향을 미치는 요인: 융복합적 함의를 중심으로

  • 박소연 (경기대학교 사회복지학과) ;
  • 양소남 (경기대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2015.07.23
  • Accepted : 2015.09.20
  • Published : 2015.09.28


The aim of this study was to investigate effects of socio-demographic, household, social support, health-related factors on adolescent internet use time. Multiple regression analysis was conducted to examine factors affecting adolescent internet using time, and this study used the 2014 10th Korean Youth Health Risk Behavior On-line Survey data by Centers for Disease and Prevention. Results show that as for socio-demographic factors, being male, lower economic status, being middle school student, and having poor academic grade were; as for household factors, youth-led, one-parent, grandparent(s), multicultural, and North Korean defectors family were; as for social support factors, the absence of family support, the absence of friend support and the absence teacher support were; and as for health-related factors, less exercise, higher level of stress, and lower level of subjective happiness were associated with increased internet using time. Based on these results, convergent implications about effective intervention strategies that adolescents can use internet appropriately were discussed in the section of conclusion.


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