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Who Guards the Gender Line?

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003952/00001

Material Information

Title: Who Guards the Gender Line? Seeking a Framework for Understanding Attitudes Towards Gender Nonconformity
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Lacorazza, Alessandra
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Gender Nonconformity
Conformity
Perceived Threat
Anti-Trans Attitudes
Transgender
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This study set out to establish if Feldman�s (2003) conformity-threat framework could be used to understand intolerance toward gender nonconformity and trans people. According to this framework the strongest predictors of intolerance and prejudicial attitudes would be the combination of conformity and perceived threat to social cohesion. A total of 138 respondents (114 women, 22 men, 2 no answer) contributed usable data via a web-based survey containing demographic questions, 3 scales (Perceived Threat to Social Cohesion; Conformity versus Autonomy; Genderism and Transphobia Scale), and the revised Attitudes Toward Transsexuals Questionnaire. The conformity-threat framework was not supported by the data. Higher conformity significantly predicted higher intolerance; and perceived threat did not significantly affect intolerance. The results also showed that lack of personal contact with a transsexual person predicted intolerance toward gender nonconformity. Other variables related to GTS scores were: believed etiology of transsexualism, and sexual orientation. Thus the results showed that conformity and personal contact with a trans person were the best predictors of intolerance toward gender nonconformity; more research is warranted to further establish if this model can be generalizable to the American population.
Statement of Responsibility: by Alessandra Lacorazza
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Barton, Michelle

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 L1
System ID: NCFE003952:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003952/00001

Material Information

Title: Who Guards the Gender Line? Seeking a Framework for Understanding Attitudes Towards Gender Nonconformity
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Lacorazza, Alessandra
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Gender Nonconformity
Conformity
Perceived Threat
Anti-Trans Attitudes
Transgender
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This study set out to establish if Feldman�s (2003) conformity-threat framework could be used to understand intolerance toward gender nonconformity and trans people. According to this framework the strongest predictors of intolerance and prejudicial attitudes would be the combination of conformity and perceived threat to social cohesion. A total of 138 respondents (114 women, 22 men, 2 no answer) contributed usable data via a web-based survey containing demographic questions, 3 scales (Perceived Threat to Social Cohesion; Conformity versus Autonomy; Genderism and Transphobia Scale), and the revised Attitudes Toward Transsexuals Questionnaire. The conformity-threat framework was not supported by the data. Higher conformity significantly predicted higher intolerance; and perceived threat did not significantly affect intolerance. The results also showed that lack of personal contact with a transsexual person predicted intolerance toward gender nonconformity. Other variables related to GTS scores were: believed etiology of transsexualism, and sexual orientation. Thus the results showed that conformity and personal contact with a trans person were the best predictors of intolerance toward gender nonconformity; more research is warranted to further establish if this model can be generalizable to the American population.
Statement of Responsibility: by Alessandra Lacorazza
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Barton, Michelle

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 L1
System ID: NCFE003952:00001

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