Measuring Transgender Individuals’ Comfort With Gender Identity and Appearance

  title={Measuring Transgender Individuals’ Comfort With Gender Identity and Appearance},
  author={Holly B. Kozee and Tracy L. Tylka and Loren A. Bauerband},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={179 - 196}
Our study used the construct of congruence to conceptualize the degree to which transgender individuals feel genuine, authentic, and comfortable with their gender identity and external appearance. In Study 1, the Transgender Congruence scale (TCS) was developed, and data from 162 transgender individuals were used to estimate the reliability and validity of its scores. Two factors emerged: Appearance Congruence and Gender Identity Acceptance. TCS total and subscale scores were internally… 

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