Journal article

Adolescent Health Literacy in Beijing and Melbourne: A Cross-Cultural Comparison.

Shuaijun Guo, Xiaoming Yu, Elise Davis, Rebecca Armstrong, Elisha Riggs, Lucio Naccarella

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI AG | Published : 2020


While adolescent health literacy has gained momentum, it is under-researched from a cross-cultural perspective. This study aims to compare health literacy among two cultural groups of secondary students in Beijing and Melbourne. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 770 students from five secondary schools in Beijing and Melbourne. A self-administered questionnaire was designed to collect information on health literacy (the eight-item health literacy assessment tool (HLAT-8), the Newest Vital Sign (NVS) and the 47-item Health Literacy Survey (HLS-47)), its antecedents and health outcomes. Overall, students' health literacy in Melbourne (n = 120) was higher than that in Beijing (n = 650)..

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