Next Article in Journal
Association of Light Exposure on Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Young People
Next Article in Special Issue
Prevalence of Marijuana Use among University Students in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru
Previous Article in Journal
Centile Curves and Reference Values for Height, Body Mass, Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference of Peruvian Children and Adolescents
Previous Article in Special Issue
Substance Use, Mental Disorders and Physical Health of Caribbeans at-Home Compared to Those Residing in the United States
Open AccessArticle

School Bonds and the Onset of Substance Use among Korean Youth: An Examination of Social Control Theory

by 1,*, 1 and 2
1
Department of Child Psychology and Education, Sungkyunkwan University, 25-2 Sungkyunkwan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-745, Korea
2
School of Social Work, Michigan State University, 254 Baker Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Jorge Delva and Shijian Li
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(3), 2923-2940; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph120302923
Received: 31 December 2014 / Revised: 3 March 2015 / Accepted: 4 March 2015 / Published: 9 March 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Substance and Drug Abuse Prevention)
This study examined the association between school bonds and the onset of substance use among adolescents in South Korea. Based on Hirschi’s social control theory, this study tested the roles of teacher attachment, educational aspiration, extracurricular activities, and rule internalization—four elements of social bonds within the school setting—in delayed initiation of alcohol drinking and cigarette smoking. Discrete-time logistic regression was used to analyze five waves of the Korea Youth Panel Survey (N = 3449 at baseline), a nationally representative sample of Korean youth. Stronger teacher attachment, higher educational aspiration, and higher rule internalization were correlated with delayed onset of alcohol drinking and cigarette smoking. On the other hand, participation in school extracurricular activities was positively associated with the onset of alcohol drinking, but not statistically significantly linked with the onset of cigarette smoking. These findings suggest that early prevention strategies for youth substance use should specifically target school-related factors that represent social bonds developed among youth. View Full-Text
Keywords: initiation of alcohol drinking; initiation of cigarette smoking; school bonds; social control theory; Korean adolescents initiation of alcohol drinking; initiation of cigarette smoking; school bonds; social control theory; Korean adolescents
MDPI and ACS Style

Han, Y.; Kim, H.; Ma, J. School Bonds and the Onset of Substance Use among Korean Youth: An Examination of Social Control Theory. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 2923-2940. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph120302923

AMA Style

Han Y, Kim H, Ma J. School Bonds and the Onset of Substance Use among Korean Youth: An Examination of Social Control Theory. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015; 12(3):2923-2940. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph120302923

Chicago/Turabian Style

Han, Yoonsun; Kim, Heejoo; Ma, Julie. 2015. "School Bonds and the Onset of Substance Use among Korean Youth: An Examination of Social Control Theory" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12, no. 3: 2923-2940. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph120302923

Find Other Styles

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop