Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Cent Eur J Public Health. 2016 Mar;24(1):45-51. doi: 10.21101/cejph.a4292.

Association Between Alcohol Consumption and Academic Achievement: a Cross-sectional Study.

Author information

1
Division of Sport Science, College of Science and Technology, Konkuk University, Chungju, Republic of Korea.
2
College of Humanities and Arts, Sports and Health Care, Korea National University of Transportation, Chungju, Republic of Korea.
3
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul Women's University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

AIM:

Alcohol consumption among adolescents is a serious public health problem in South Korea. Our study examined the relationship between alcohol consumption and academic achievement in Korean adolescents. In 2011, 75,643 students from seventh to twelfth grade participated in the Seventh Korea Youth Risk Behaviour Web-based Survey (KYRBWS-VII).

METHOD:

We performed multivariate logistic regression analysis to examine the associations between alcohol consumption, frequency of severe alcohol intoxication, and academic achievement for both girls and boys.

RESULTS:

Compared to non-drinkers, the odds of achieving average or higher academic performance significantly decreased for both boys and girls with increasing number of days per month with reported alcohol consumption (p≤0.008). Further, odds of achieving average or higher academic performance significantly decreased with increasing amounts of alcohol consumed compared to non-drinkers (p≤0.026). Additionally, the odds of achieving average or higher academic performance according to the frequency of severe alcohol intoxication were only significantly decreased for 1-2 days per month of severe intoxication (p<0.001).

CONCLUSION:

Both boys and girls with increased alcohol consumption and frequency of severe alcohol intoxication had below average academic achievement in Korea. To improve academic achievement, we recommend interventions that reduce alcohol consumption among adolescents.

KEYWORDS:

Korea Youth Risk Behaviour Web-based Survey; academic achievement; adolescent; alcohol

PMID:
27070969
DOI:
10.21101/cejph.a4292
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for National Institute of Public Health, Czech Republic
Loading ...
Support Center