The Role Of Trans' Stories In Reducing Transprejudice

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Jeane' D. Ridges (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Andrew Smith

Abstract: This thesis examined whether exposure to trans’ historical and contemporary stories, or experiences, could reduce transprejudice. Participants were randomly assigned to an experimental condition with these narratives or to a control about the history of kimonos. We found low ratings of transprejudice in both conditions with no significant difference between conditions. We also found that gender did not interact with the education manipulation, but there was a main effect of gender on transprejudice with women reporting less prejudice than men. This was a college sample, and many said they had heard of trans* identities and/or knew someone who identified under the umbrella. One future direction could be trying a different sample population (e.g., an older demographic).

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Honors Project
Ridges, J. (2019). The Role Of Trans' Stories In Reducing Transprejudice. Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2019
transprejudice, trans/trans*/transgender, gender, education manipulation

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