Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Keith W. Beard
Sandra S. Stroebel
Ray V. Haning
Anonymous, retrospective data from 32 transgender and 3,337 cis-gender control participants were analyzed via logistic regression to examine the potential roles of parental attitudes and behaviors as well as familial status in the etiological chain leading to transgenderism. It was hypothesized that transgenderism may be predicted by negative parental attitudes toward sex and a lack of reciprocal parent-child nudity. Results indicated that transgenderism may be predicted by negative paternal attitudes toward sex, decreased maternal-child nudity, and absent fathers.
Cockrell, Angela Dawn, "Familial Attitudes and Behaviors as Predictors of Transgenderism" (2017). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1100.
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