Amongst labeling and self-ascription: Doing transgender in identity work and interaction

Lasse Peschka

University of Bamberg

Lasse Peschka studies Psychology at the Universtity of Bamberg, did an internship at the gender dysphoria clinic of the University Hospital in Basel and finished his bachelor’s thesis about transgender persons, gender identity and social interactions.

David Garcia

Universitätsspital Basel

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Stoller introduced the Core Identity, which understands gender as given at birth and not variable over time. His essentialist view is challenged by concepts that conceive gender as also fixed, but instead of stable since birth... [ view full abstract ]


This study applies an inductive qualitative content analysis (Mayring) on 30 in depth interviews with transgender participant. [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

The qualitative content analysis provides a data driven coding system, which will be interpreted. [ view full abstract ]


The coding system is organized into two main categories: (a) the social, which is classified as actual events occurring outside of the person, and (b) the personal, defined as events happening in the participant’s mind. The... [ view full abstract ]


The findings provide a first understanding of the various types of strategies used by the participants to achieve their own gender. Such processes of identity work in transgender persons are strongly influenced by... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lasse Peschka (University of Bamberg)
  2. David Garcia (Universitätsspital Basel)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Mental health


PS-3 » E-Posters Mental Health (2) (16:30 - Thursday, 6th April, Mediterranean)