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dc.contributor.author Leach, Carolyn Christina en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-30T20:10:57Z en
dc.date.available 2015-06-30T20:10:57Z en
dc.date.issued 2015 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/141847 en
dc.description.abstract Increased visibility of transgender communities is generating a unique moment in history to create supportive environments for transgender individuals — especially for youth. Typical definitions of social support remain inadequate for transgender youth whom endure individual and structural discrimination, harassment, and violence within many different environments. How do transgender youth access, define, and interpret social support? What do transgender youth consider supportive behaviors, actions, words and environments? Semi structured qualitative interviews with nine self-identified transgender young adults are used to describe their experiences and interpretations of social support. Environments defined as typically supportive, including therapy and support groups, were interpreted by some participants as non-supportive. Transgender youth perceive both supportive and non-supportive responses within environments depending on whether the behavior, action, and words affirm or rejects their identity. Based on transgender youth’s experiences, this study illustrates the complex interactions and interpretations social support that occur within homes, schools, and organizations. en
dc.format.extent vi, 84 leaves en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher San Francisco State University en
dc.rights Copyright by Carolyn Christina Leach, 2015 en
dc.source AS36 2015 HMSX .L43 en
dc.subject Transgender youth. en
dc.subject Social work with transgender youth. en
dc.title Engendering support : transgender youth's interpretations en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.department Sexuality Studies en


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