Married/Unmarried Latinos

The questionnaires for unmarried Latino women and men were used in a random digit dial telephone survey of 1500 Latinos in ten states in the U.S. These states contain 90% of all Latinos living in the continental U.S. The survey was designed to assess risk for HIV due to sexual behaviors as well as the variables that might predict sexual behaviors such as condom use. The potential predictors measured include homophobia, self-efficacy to use condoms, sexual comfort, sexual coercion, and traditional gender role beliefs. Publications based on this data set include:

Marín B.V., Gomez, C. (1999). Latinos and HIV: Cultural Issues in AIDS. In: Cohen PT, Sande MA, Volberding PA, eds. The AIDS knowledge base. Third Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, (Chapter 8; pp 917-924).

Marín, B.V.; Gonzalez, F.J.; Gomez, C. “Unmarried Latino Men Who Report Sex With Men: Psychocultural and Demographic Characteristics.” AIDS and Behavior, 2(3):203-212, 1998.

Marín, B.V., Tschann, J., Gomez, C., Gregorich, S.E. (1998). Self efficacy to use condoms in unmarried Latino adults. American Journal of Community Psychology. 26(1), 53-71.

Marin, BV, Gomez, C, Tschann, J, & Gregorich, S.E. (1997). Condom use in unmarried Latino men: A test of cultural constructs. Health Psychology. 16(5), 458-467.

Marin, BV. (1997). Cultural Issues in HIV Prevention for Latinos: Should we be changing gender roles. In Oskamp, S. & Thompson, S. (Eds.) Safer Sex in the 90s: Understanding and Preventing HIV Risk Behavior.

Marín, B.V., Gómez, C.A . (1996). Latino Culture and Sex: Implications for HIV Prevention. In J. Garcia & M.C. Zea (Eds.) Psychological Interventions and Research with Latino Populations, Meedham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon (pp. 73-93).

For permission to use the data set of 1500 Latino adults, please contact Dr. Barbara Marin at:

Last modified: November 2, 2012