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ERIC Number: EJ1087464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Cultural Orientation and Social Capital as Predictors of Condom Use among Internal Migrants in China
Du, Hongfei; Li, Xiaoming; Lin, Danhua; Tam, Cheuk Chi
Health Education Journal, v75 n1 p61-71 Feb 2016
Background: The global literature has revealed that cultural orientation, adaptation and social capital may influence HIV-related sexual behaviours among migrants. However, whether cultural orientations influence adaptation and social capital and thereby affect sexual behaviour is not well understood. Method: This study examined whether individualistic and collectivistic orientations, adaptation and social capital have direct and indirect effects on condom use among rural-to-urban migrants in China. We collected data from 641 migrants aged 17 to 30 years, in Beijing, China. Participants completed scales on individualistic orientation, collectivistic orientation, adaptation, social capital and condom use. Structural equation modelling was used for model testing. Results: Condom use was positively associated with an individualistic orientation and social capital. An individualistic orientation had an indirect effect on condom use via social capital. Women reported higher levels of condom use than men. Conclusion: Future sexual risk prevention and intervention programmes to improve sexual health should pay more attention to building social capital and engaging with relevant cultural factors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH); National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing)
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01NR010498