Familial and extramarital relations among truck drivers crossing the Hong Kong-China border

J Sex Marital Ther. 2009;35(3):239-44. doi: 10.1080/00926230802716377.


The current study investigated potential associations between working conditions of truck drivers crossing the Hong Kong-China border, family relationships, extramarital affairs, and the attitudes that these male drivers held toward extramarital relationships. A cross-sectional survey of 193 male cross-border truck drivers from Hong Kong was conducted in 2004 using a 47-item multi-faceted questionnaire. No statistical significance was found between family relationship and many work parameters. However, extramarital relationships were related to poor marital relationships. Further study may help to nourish information and opinions regarding the interaction between the job nature and the family relationship.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Automobile Driving / statistics & numerical data
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Extramarital Relations / psychology*
  • Hong Kong / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Interpersonal Relations*
  • Male
  • Marriage / psychology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk-Taking
  • Sexual Behavior / psychology
  • Sexual Behavior / statistics & numerical data*
  • Spouses / psychology*