This study examined how acculturation mediated the impact of the California Wellness Guide/La Guía del Bienestar on Hispanic women's knowledge, efficacy beliefs, and behaviors. Knowledge gaps were found between acculturated and less acculturated women. Acculturated mothers had more confidence in their abilities to acquire wellness-related information both before and after Guide/Guía distribution and also had more assistance-seeking efficacy. Guide/Guía recipients were more knowledgeable, had greater confidence in their knowledge and their abilities to acquire information, and possessed better information acquisition strategies than nonrecipients. The publication also enhanced low-acculturated recipients' assistance-seeking self-efficacy. High-acculturated and low-acculturated recipients of the Guide/Guía were equally likely to have retained and used their copies, to anticipate using the publication in the future, and to have made a change in behavior as a result of the guide. Finally, the Guide/Guía did not increase the knowledge gap between high- and low-acculturated guide recipients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Health Education and Behavior|
|State||Published - Jun 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health