Soc Sci Med. 1998 Dec;47(12):1993-2011. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE
We explore some of the key social dynamics underlying patterns of male
extramarital heterosexual behavior in Thailand. We analyze transcripts
of focus group discussions and focused individual interviews conducted
during 1993 and 1994 with married men and women living in both urban and
rural areas of central Thailand. We discern several pathways of peer
influence on extramarital commercial sex patronage that are common
across our sites and interpret these peer effects in light of
contemporary theories of social influence and sexual behavior.
JOURNAL ARTICLE Alcohol Drinking/PSYCHOLOGY Culture *Extramarital
Relations Female Focus Groups Human HIV Infections/PREVENTION &
CONTROL Male *Peer Group Prostitution Psychological Theory Rural
Population Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
Thailand Urban Population