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


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.


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


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