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Factors Influencing on Problem Drinking in Foreign Workers for Drinking Motives, Acculturative Stress

외국인 근로자의 음주동기, 문화적응 스트레스가 문제음주에 미치는 영향

  • Ha, Yeong-Mi (College of Nursing & Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Park, Ki-Soo (Department of Preventive Medicine & Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Cho, Jeong-Eui (Baik Medical Center)
  • 하영미 (경상대학교 간호대학 & 건강과학연구원) ;
  • 박기수 (경상대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실 & 건강과학연구원) ;
  • 조정의 (거붕백병원)
  • Received : 2017.12.04
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine relationships among drinking motives, acculturative stress and problem drinking, and then to identify the influencing factors of problem drinking in foreign workers. A total of 120 foreign workers recruited from two shipyards in G city. Self-reported questionnaire survey was conducted from October to December, 2016. As a result, a rate of problem drinking in foreign workers was 39.2%. According to the multiple regression analysis, their problem drinking was significantly influenced by social motives (${\beta}=.368$ p=.003) and conformity motives (${\beta}=.337$ p=.005) as a subscale of drinking motives and homesickness (${\beta}=-.197$, p=.009) as a subscale of acculturative stress, explained 39.5% of the total variance (F=26.849, p=.000). Based on our results, an education program using drinking motives, acculturative stress should be developed to prevent problem drinking in foreign workers.

Keywords

Motives;Problem drinking;Acculturative stress;Alcohol;Foreign worker

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