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Emotional functions in transsexuals after the first step in physical transformation

Izabela Warmuz-Stangierska, Adam Stangierski, Katarzyna Ziemnicka, Monika Gołąb, Joanna Zdanowska, Martha Lodyga, Hanna Komarowska, Maria Danuta Głowacka, Marek Ruchała
DOI: 10.5603/EP.2015.0008
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Endokrynologia Polska 2015;66(1):47-52.

open access

Vol 66, No 1 (2015)
Original papers
Published online: 2015-03-02
Submitted: 2014-02-04
Accepted: 2014-02-10

Abstract

Transsexuals have to face multiple medical, social and bureaucratic problems. These problems are not only encountered before the transformation, but also during and after medical procedures. In the search for improvement of transsexual individuals’ quality of life during therapy, it seems desirable to supplement hormonal treatments with psychological explorations. This study was conducted with the aim of defining emotional conditions and included 28 transsexual female-to-male (F/M) patients and two gender-divided control groups (males and females) of similar age. The following psychometric scales were used: CECS (Courtauld Emotional Control Scale constructed by M. Watson and S. Greer in the Polish Adaptation by Z. Juczyński), ISCL (the Polish Adaptation of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Adults by T. Sosnowski), and GSES (the Polish Adaptation of the R. Schwarzer, M. Jerusalem Generalized Self-Efficacy Scaleby Z. Juczyński and K. Wrześniewski). Transsexual F/M patients appeared very similar to males in the male control group in terms of their subjective selfefficacy and state-trait anxiety, while their subjective belief of anxiety and fear control was more comparable to that of the female controls. It was also found to be statistically significantly lower than in the male controls.

Abstract

Transsexuals have to face multiple medical, social and bureaucratic problems. These problems are not only encountered before the transformation, but also during and after medical procedures. In the search for improvement of transsexual individuals’ quality of life during therapy, it seems desirable to supplement hormonal treatments with psychological explorations. This study was conducted with the aim of defining emotional conditions and included 28 transsexual female-to-male (F/M) patients and two gender-divided control groups (males and females) of similar age. The following psychometric scales were used: CECS (Courtauld Emotional Control Scale constructed by M. Watson and S. Greer in the Polish Adaptation by Z. Juczyński), ISCL (the Polish Adaptation of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Adults by T. Sosnowski), and GSES (the Polish Adaptation of the R. Schwarzer, M. Jerusalem Generalized Self-Efficacy Scaleby Z. Juczyński and K. Wrześniewski). Transsexual F/M patients appeared very similar to males in the male control group in terms of their subjective selfefficacy and state-trait anxiety, while their subjective belief of anxiety and fear control was more comparable to that of the female controls. It was also found to be statistically significantly lower than in the male controls.

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Keywords

transsexuals; female-to-male transformation; psychology

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Title

Emotional functions in transsexuals after the first step in physical transformation

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 66, No 1 (2015)

Pages

47-52

Published online

2015-03-02

DOI

10.5603/EP.2015.0008

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2015;66(1):47-52.

Keywords

transsexuals
female-to-male transformation
psychology

Authors

Izabela Warmuz-Stangierska
Adam Stangierski
Katarzyna Ziemnicka
Monika Gołąb
Joanna Zdanowska
Martha Lodyga
Hanna Komarowska
Maria Danuta Głowacka
Marek Ruchała

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