The study on “In a Transphobic Society” was carried out with the objectives of (a) assessing the extent of transphobia in the participants (b) comparing the sexes on transphobia and (c) finding the relationship between transphobia and demographic factors such as sex, age and occupation of the participants. From in and around urban Coimbatore, 150 individuals (87 male and 63 female) in the age range of 19 to 55 were randomly selected. The participants completed the Case Study Schedule and Transphobia Inventory. The results indicated that (a) the participants on the whole were moderately prejudiced against transgender (b) there were no sex differences in transphobia (c) there was a statistically significant positive correlation at 0.01 level between age and transphobia and (d) there was a statistically significant positive correlation at 0.01 level between occupation and transphobia.Extensive research on various psychological and social issues related to transgender was recommended.
Dr. Preetha Menon and , “In a Transphobic Society”, International Journal of Scientific Reseach, vol. 4, 2015.