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Mi Young Moon 1 Article
Correlates Social Networking Service Addiction and MentalㆍSocial Health and Communication Competence among Nursing Students
Mi Young Moon
Korean J Str Res. 2016;24(4):243-251.   Published online December 31, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17547/kjsr.2016.24.4.243
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The purpose of this study was to explore the correlation of SNS (social networking service) addiction and mental social health and communication competence among nursing students. The data were collected from September to December, 2015 in three universities. Data were obtained from 253 nursing students and collected data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Pearson’s correlation followed by Scheffe post-hoc analysis, Multiple linear regression by SPSS 21.0. First, in regard to SNS addiction variables according to the general characteristics of the participants, there was significant difference between genders. In regard to SNS addiction variables according to SNS utilization status of the participants, there were significant differences in necessity of smartphone, the necessity of SNS, the average number of connection, and connecting time of SNS. The factors affecting the SNS addiction were the gender and mental health. In this study, female and the one with poor mental health had higher risk of SNS addiction. Therefore, early screening of nursing students is needed and it is required to develop the health promotion programs for the vulnerable and to pay attention to them.


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