Academic journal article Journal of Psychology and Theology

Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging

Academic journal article Journal of Psychology and Theology

Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging

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Previous research has demonstrated that violence and -abuse have a long-term, negative impact on mental health, while faith, spirituality, and religiosity have a long-term, positive impact. Kidd and Witten attempted to investigate this phenomenon in a trans-gendered population. They defined this term broadly, including transsexuals, cross-dressers, drag queens, and gender queers.

Kidd and Witten reported results from two samples. The first sample was recruited through a support group and a social group for transgender-identified persons; participants were asked to return a number of surveys by mail. The response rate was 39%, resulting in a sample of 13. The age range of this sample was 18-42. All respondents completed surveys on their demographics, religiosity/spirituality/faith, experiences of violence, and concluding comments; all sections of the survey included quantitative and qualitative questions.

Participants in the second sample completed the same questionnaires, plus an additional healthcare-related module. This second sample was drawn from various gender-related meetings as well as via snowball sampling request; again, participants were asked to return their surveys by mail. …

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