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Taiwanese Heterosexual University Students Attitudes towards Transwomen and Transmen

[Speaker] Chang, Te-sheng:1
[Co-author] Wang, Tsai-wei:1, Chen, Cheng-wen:1
1:National Dong Hwa University (Taiwan)

This study aimed to investigate heterosexual university students attitudes toward transwomen and transmen and to explore the association of their transphobia attitudes and social relationship with transpeople. Hill and Willoughby's (2005) Genderism and Transphobia Scale (GTS), was examined with a Taiwan sample. Undergraduate students, 376 male and 452 male, completed a Chinese version of the instrument. Findings indicate that participants' attitudes toward transwomen are more negative than their attitudes toward transmen. Participants' gender, contact experience with transwomen, with lesbians, transphobia, and gender-bashing have significant impact on their social relationship with transmen. Similarly, participants' contact experience with transwomen, with lesbians, genderism, transphobia, and gender-bashing have significant impact on social relationship with transwomen. However, gender does not make a significant contribution to the variance in participant social relationship with transwomen. The results of this study have the potential to contribute to educational curricula aimed at addressing negative attitudes toward transpeople.
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