음주문제를 보이는 여자 대학생들의 기질적인 특성
Temperament Traits of Female College Students with Alcohol Use Disorder
- 정재훈(Jae-hoon Chung) 김성곤(Sung-Gon Kim) 민은정(Eun-Jeong Min) 유희정(Hee-Jung Yu) 서비아(BiA Seo) 나은경(Eun-Kyoung Na) 허성영(Sung-Young Huh)
- Vol.22, No.2
- 등재여부 : KCI등재
- 70 - 76 (7 pages)
Objectives ： It is essential to determine the traits of female college students for early and effective prevention of any psychiatric or psychological disorder. Temperament is regarded as one of the important risk factors resulting in alcohol abuse. We investigated the differences in the scores of Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) between female college students with and without alcohol abuse based on The Korean version of Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-K). Methods ： The subjects included 127 female college students in Pusan, Korea. All subjects were assessed via alcohol-related questionnaires, AUDIT-K and TCI. Results ： The subjects were divided into 2 groups based on the results obtained : alcohol use disorder group [N=33 (26.0%), score of AUDIT-K≥12] and control group [N=94 (74.0%)]. The mean scores of Harm-Avoidance (HA) behavior were significantly lower (t=-3.045, p=0.003), and Novelty- Seeking (NS) trait was significantly higher (t=1.883, p=0.062) in the group with alcohol use disorder than in the control group. Conclusion : It is likely that female college students with alcohol abuse manifest less HA and an increased level of NS temperament traits. In order to effectively prevent alcohol use disorder in female college students, it is imperative to determine the temperament traits using TCI.