Title

Transgender college students’ mental health: Comparing transgender students to their cisgender peers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2022

Subject Area

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Abstract

Objective: Although researchers in higher education have focused more attention on transgender individuals, gaps remain, particularly related to aspects of health and wellness. Participants: Participants were a nationally representative sample of college students. Methods:Anova and follow up post hoc tests were utilized to examine measures of transgender college students’ mental health in comparison to their cisgender peers who identify as heterosexual, lesbian, gay, and bisexual. Results: Findings indicate that transgender students were more likely to report physically harming themselves or attempt suicide, but responded similarly to peers on other measures. Conclusions: Individuals who work with transgender college students can benefit from this reserach by understanding how to support and avoid marginalizing these students.

Publication Title

Journal of American College Health

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/07448481.2021.2024212

ISSN

07448481

E-ISSN

19403208

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