Convergence Study on Health Risk Behavior among Korean College Students: Seoul vs. Non-Seoul Area

한국 대학생의 건강행동에 관한 융복합적 연구: 서울과 지방 대학생의 비교

  • Lee, Jie-Ha (School of Social Welfare, Soongsil University) ;
  • Lee, Ji-Hang (College of Sport Science, Sungkyunkwan University)
  • 이지하 (숭실대학교 사회복지학부) ;
  • 이지항 (성균관대학교 스포츠과학대학)
  • Received : 2015.03.18
  • Accepted : 2015.05.20
  • Published : 2015.05.28


This study analyzed the health risk behavior of Korean college students by comparing them based on the college location (Seoul vs. non-Seoul). Converging analyses of health risk behaviors (drinking behavior, sex, suicidality) and health risk factors (mental health, stress) were attempted. The results showed the 23% of students were at risk of serious drinking problem, and the 52.6% of students consumed alcohol once in every other week or more often. In case of the sexual behavior, 40.6% had sexual experience. Importantly, the 25.4% and the 20.3% of college students in Seoul and non-Seoul area, respectively, had two or more sexual partners. Also, students in non-Seoul area had a tendency of the higher level of suicidality, and the lower level of mental health. Overall, the self-respect score was the only statistically significant factor showing the Seoul/non-Seoul difference. These results may be able to intervene the health risk behaviors of college students.

본 연구는 한국 남녀 대학생의 건강위험행동을 서울 소재 대학과 지방 지방소재 대학으로 구분, 비교하고 분석하였다. 본 연구에서 건강위험행동(음주, 성, 자살) 그리고 건강위험요인(정신건강, 스트레스)를 융복합적으로 분석하고자 했다. 연구 결과, 대학생들의 음주 행태를 살펴보면, 음주 위험군에 속하는 경우는 2.3% 수준 이었으며, 연구에서 참가한 대학생들 중, 거의 격주 혹은 더 빈번히 술을 마시는 경우는 52.6%로 나타났다. 대학생들 중에 성경험이 있는 경우는 40.6%로 나타났으며, 지금까지 일생동안 두명 이상의 파트너와 성경험이 있는 경우는 서울지역 대학생의 4명중 1명 (25.4%), 지방소재 대학생의 경우 5명중 1 명 (20.3%)로 나타났다. 지방에 소재한 대학생들의 경우 자살 및 정신건강의 수준이 서울 소재 대학생의 경우보다 심각한 수준이라는 경향을 보이고 있으며, 전반적으로 서울소재 대학생과 지방소재 대학생은 자존감에만 통계적으로 유의미한 차이를 보였다. 본 연구의 결과는 대학생의 건강문제에 대한 개입 방안을 모색하는 기초자료로 활용될 수 있을 것이다.



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