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Academic research in the resilience of transgender and gender diverse people


EllaRose

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Hi everyone,

 

Myself and my research partner, Joseph, are currently conducting a research project that investigates the resilience processes of transgender and gender diverse adults and how these may be harnessed in suicide prevention work. 

We are seeking participants to complete our survey which asks questions about self-kindness, mental health experiences, experiences of discrimination and suicide. Questions regarding suicide will be pre-empted with a content warning and you will have the ability to leave at any time. 

 

If this interests you, please consider filling out our 15 minute survey: https://tgdresilience.questionpro.com.au/ 

 

Full details are listed below and contact details are available on the attached poster. 

 

Research details: 

  • Participation is open worldwide for those who are 18+ and are transgender, gender diverse, non-binary, or any other gender identity that is not cisgender
  • The survey takes around 15 minutes to fill out
  • Participation is completely anonymous so there is no way of identifying the individual when the survey is submitted.
  • The survey can be completed online, anywhere, at any time. 
  • The data from this survey will contribute valuable knowledge that has the potential to improve psychological mental health care for transgender and gender diverse people.

 

About us: We are two Psychology student researchers based in Australia who are currently conducting research on how resilience processes impact mental health outcomes in transgender and gender diverse people. One of us identifies as non-binary/gender fluid and the other is a cisgender ally. We are both active members of the wider LGBTIQA+ community and care about how our research may improve mental health care for trans and gender diverse people.

 

Institution: School of Psychology, Charles Sturt University Australia

 

Ethics Statement: Charles Sturt University's Human Research Ethics Committee has approved this project. If you have any complaints or reservations about the ethical conduct of this project, you may contact the Committee through the Governance Officer: Presiding Officer, Human Research Ethics Committee, Charles Sturt University, Ethics and Compliance Unit, Locked Bag 588, NSW, 2678. Tel: (02) 6933 4213. Email: [email protected]. Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated fully and you will be informed of the outcome

 

Thanks for taking the time to read through this information and considering participating in our study.

 

If you have any questions about our study I would be happy to answer. 

 

Kind regards,

Ella-Rose

 

 

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1 hour ago, Beatriz said:

Done. It helped me realize a few things about myself.

Thank you Beatriz for participating and for the feedback. 

All the best,

 

Ella-Rose

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Done.  Odd to write lesbian but since I’ve lived with my wife for over 50 years , 40 as a male with transition that changed and I’m still attracted to females not males.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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Done.  Best of luck to the team.

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Thank you so much Charlize, MaryEllen, and Jani.

 

I hope you all have a lovely evening.

 

Kind regards,

Ella-Rose

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Done -- From the phrasing of some questions I could tell the survey creators were Cis gender, but I am used to that.

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Done…Hope it helps and my best to you and your study.

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Were we supposed to announce our participation? Done, ages ago. Back on the 9th.

 

Hugs!

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On 6/9/2021 at 4:38 PM, Beatriz said:

Done. It helped me realize a few things about myself.

I know, right?  Sometimes all it takes to get me do some self-reflection is simply to ask me a question.

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Done.

Some of my answers may be due to the fact that I questioned and trasitioned when older, I've been out for only a few months and I have not encountered many of the situations the suvey asks about.

I feel the answers can be better analized knowing how long the person has been aware of being transgender/gender nonconforming and how long they'be been out

 

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Hi everyone,

 

Thanks for your feedback. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

 

There is no requirement for people to announce that they have participated, but reading your posts is great feedback nonetheless. 

 

I am really glad that so many of you are getting something out of the self-reflective process ?

 

Kind regards,

Ella

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13 hours ago, Gabriel said:

Done.

Some of my answers may be due to the fact that I questioned and trasitioned when older, I've been out for only a few months and I have not encountered many of the situations the suvey asks about.

I feel the answers can be better analized knowing how long the person has been aware of being transgender/gender nonconforming and how long they'be been out

 

 

Hi Gabriel,

I appreciate your feedback regarding the time the missing contextualisation of the time when someone may have transitioned. This is a very worthwhile point and we will be looking to add a question about this in future studies. Thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback.

 

All the best,

Ella

 

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On 6/27/2021 at 3:39 AM, VickySGV said:

Done -- From the phrasing of some questions I could tell the survey creators were Cis gender, but I am used to that.

Hi Vicky,

 

Thanks for your feedback, this is a very valid point that is all too common within psychological research.

Although I am cisgender, my research partner identifies as non-binary/gender fluid and they were involved in every stage of research design and survey development. However, as we had to use some formal measures as part of our survey that were designed by other people, we had no control over the phrasing of many of the questions unfortunately.

 

Thanks again for engaging in our study and for your feedback.

 

Kind regards,

Ella

 

 

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