Trans Swiss: Gender minority stress and psychological well-being in Swiss transpersons

Background

Studies in English-speaking countries show that compared to the cispopulation, transpersons are exposed to psychological and physical violence at disproportionally high levels. Moreover, prevalence of affective disorders is... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

This study aims to investigate the relationship between single factors of the minority stress model (distal, proximal and resilience factors) and the occurrence of depressive symptoms in German-speaking transitioned... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

With the aid of local transorganisations as well as data from four medical centers in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, 136 transpersons were recruited for the study. The questionnaires were to be filled out online or... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

The hypotheses were analyzed through correlational and multiple regression analysis. [ view full abstract ]

Results

The relationship between depressive symptoms and distal as well as proximal factors yielded medium to large effects (r = .27 to .51, p < .01). In contrast, resilience factors prompted only small effects (r = -.15 to -.25, p <... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

The results of the bivariate analyses indicate a relationship between the minority stress factors as formulated in the model. Though the protective influence of resilience factors is surprisingly small. Unemployment,... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Tiziana Jäggi (Universität Zürich), Salvatore Corbisiero (Universitäre Psychiatrische Kliniken Basel), Andreas Maercker (Universität Zürich), Dirk Schaefer (Universitätsspital Basel), David Garcia (Universitätsspital Basel)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Mental health

Session

OS-2AB » Mental Health IIb: Discrimination and Stigma (11:00 - Friday, 7th April, Aegean)

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