Perceived Stigmatization and Self Concept among Transgenders

Author: Aimen Zahra Shah

Supervisor: Aasma Yousaf

Degree: BS

Year: 2009-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The study aimed to investigate the relationship between perceived stigmatization and self- concept among Trans-genders. It was hypothesized that there would be a relationship between the Perceived Stigmatization and Self-Concept and Perceived stigmatization would likely to predict self-concept among Trans-genders. The sample of 50 Trans-genders, age ranging from 20-65 years was drawn through non probability snowball sampling, from different areas of Lahore. The demographic questionnaire, Genderism and Transphobia Scale (Hill and Willoughby, 2005)and Six Factor Concept Scale (Stake, 1994) were administered respectively. Correlation analysis revealed that there is inverse relationship between perceived stigmatization and self-concept. However, Regression analysis revealed that perceived stigmatization is not the significant predictor of the self-concept among Trans Genders. The study has future implications for introducing and spreading awareness about the Trans genders how they are stigmatized in the society and how they are affected. It will help to understand the issues related to the Trans gender community and to deal with their emotional, social and economic tribulations. Further, it will help to develop the strategies which can be done such as setting educational programs to minimize the discrimination and prejudice against them and treat them as humans.

Keywords: Perceived Stigmatization, Self Concept.

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