A Subjective Study on the Virtual Currency of the 20's Young Generation

20대 청년세대의 가상화폐에 대한 주관성 연구

  • Rhee, Young-Sun (Division of Administration & Social Welfare, Chosun University) ;
  • Kim, Su-Yeon (Division of Information Social Welfare, Chosun University) ;
  • Kim, Hye-Ji (Division of Information Social Welfare, Chosun University) ;
  • Kim, Han-Na (Division of Information Social Welfare, Chosun University)
  • 이영선 (조선대학교 행정복지학부) ;
  • 김수연 (조선대학교 대학원 사회복지학과) ;
  • 김혜지 (조선대학교 대학원 사회복지학과) ;
  • 김한나 (조선대학교 대학원 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2018.05.14
  • Accepted : 2018.08.03
  • Published : 2018.08.31


In this study, we categorized the subjective recognition of 20's young generation about virtual currency into a few meaningful types and analyzed the characteristics of each type using the Qmethodology. For the Qpopulation, we selected a total of 337 samples which were derived from the Internet search, in-depth interviews, and literature survey, chose the final 51 Qstatements, and performed the Q-classification for the 40 P samples of 20's, including university students. Then, we analyzed the results using the PC-QUANL program. From the analysis, we found meaningful differences between each recognition type, and, after classifying the recognition types into four, we named each of them as 'investment-vehicle' type, 'future-technology' type, 'kind of gambling-like plays' type, and 'foamy faddishness' type. We hope that this research result can contribute to follow-up research and social discussion as base materials.


Q methodology;Recognition type;Subjective study;20's young generation;Virtual currency


Supported by : 조선대학교


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