Transgender Young Adult Experiences: Shifting Normative Expectations and Experiences

Knudsen, Lucas (2015) Transgender Young Adult Experiences: Shifting Normative Expectations and Experiences. [Abstract]

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Previous research regarding the transgender experience has indicated there are normative sets of gendered behavior and presentation expectations experienced by transgender individuals in America. While these expectations have been studied in the context of older transgender individuals, little research has been done in reference to the current generation of transgender young adults. Eighty-six transgender young adults participated in an online survey discussing how they understand and experience themselves as transgender individuals and describing their experiences within the transgender community as a whole. Additional interviews were conducted with nine participants to explore their responses in more detail and to investigate issues not adequately addressed in the survey. Analysis of survey and interview data demonstrates the emergence of a wider range of transgender identities and experiences understood by transgender young adults, likely due in part to a shift in societal views about sex and gender.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Uncontrolled Keywords: transgender, transgender experiences
Subjects: Undergrad Research Symposium > Gender and Women's Studies
Undergrad Research Symposium
Depositing User: Jennifer Knudsen
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 20:57
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2015 09:00

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