Female-to-male transsexualism and sex roles: self and spouse ratings on the PAQ
Fleming MZ, MacGowan BR, Salt P.
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The sex-role-based perceptions of self and spouse in a group of female-to-male transsexuals, their wives, and a matched control group were studied. Each participant was given four copies of the Personal Attributes Questionnaire and asked to rate self, spouse, ideal self, and ideal spouse.
The transsexual group rated themselves significantly higher than the control male group on the F scale, while there were no significant differences between the two groups on the M and M-F scales.
The transsexuals’ wives rated their spouses higher than did the control women on the F scale, and this difference approached significance. There were no significant differences between the spouse ratings of these two groups on the M and M-F scales.
These results are discussed in terms of the relationship between sex role and gender identity and in terms of the theories that propose role strain as the cause of transsexualism.
Citation: Arch Sex Behav 1984 Feb;13(1):51-7 an article published on the Internet by PubMed