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Seung Hee Ryu 1 Article
Factors Influencing Run Away Impulse in Early Adolescents
Seung Hee Ryu, Kyung Sook Park, Min Sook Seo
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2012;23(1):1-12.   Published online March 31, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.0000/jkachn.2012.23.1.1
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PURPOSE
This study carried out a preliminary analysis of available literature and used the ecological approach to define a research hypothesis with focus on individual, family, and school variables related to early adolescents' urge to run away. This study also aimed to examine the influence of each of these variables in order to build a forecast model showing which variables have more influential on early adolescents' urge to run away.
METHODS
Materials were collected from 433 male and female fifth- and sixth-grade students at two schools in Gyeonggi Province. Analysis was carried out using SPSS/WIN 18.0. Frequency analysis, chi2-test, t-test, correlation analysis and logistic regression analysis were conducted.
RESULTS
The results indicate that personal factors related to runaway impulse are gender and previous runaway attempts, family-related factor family functionality, and school-related factor the area of stress from study.
CONCLUSION
Based on the study results as above, individual, family, and school interventions need to be developed.

RCPHN : Research in Community and Public Health Nursing