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Assessing Attitudes of Providers toward Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals

Latham, Alex J. and Leake, Valerie S. and Aspelmeier, Jeffery and Riding-Malon, Ruth (2020) Assessing Attitudes of Providers toward Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals. [Dissertation]

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Abstract

Providers’ implicit and explicit attitudes can influence and shape the quality of care of transgender individuals. While researchers have reported individuals who identify as transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) experience discrimination in the treatment setting less is known about the current attitudes of providers towards individuals who identify as TGNC. Understanding the attitudes of providers towards individuals who identify as TGNC may improve quality of care, overall standard of care, help guide education, and aid in improving the overall experience of those who identify as TGNC. The present study assessed explicit attitudes, using the ATTI, and implicit attitudes, using a pair of Gender Identity-Implicit Association Tests (GI-IATs), of medical providers (n = 8) and mental health providers (n = 40) toward people who identify as TGNC. Medical providers displayed a preference for cisgender individuals that was significantly different from the preferences displayed by mental health providers. Additionally, the difference between implicit and explicit attitudes for medical providers was marginally significant and accounted for a large effect size. There was no significant difference between the explicit attitudes of the two provider groups.

Item Type: Dissertation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Alex J. Latham
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2021 17:20
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2021 17:20
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/623

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