Study on Social Workers Attitudes Towards the Psychological Hazards of Transgender

M.Punitha Keerthana, J. Kalpana


This article reports on the Social Workers Attitudes towards of the Psychological Problems of Transgender. According to IFSW ‘Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work. In overall, social work is a helping profession. But unfortunately, due to the negligence and some of other problems social workers have limited roles only played with transgender community. Methodology: The survey asked respondents about their knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes regarding Psychological Problems of Transgender.  Data were collected by tools of questionnaires from a convenience sample of 50 respondents’ ages 21 to 40 yrs. Results: Majority of the respondents is said that transgender is faced by many psychological problems like: Stress, Anxiety and Depression. Their findings illustrate that Stress, Anxiety and depression pervasive. Fifteen percent to 43 percent of respondents are said that the transgender workers have experienced some form of discrimination on the job. Eight percent to 17 percent of respondents are said that the transgender workers report being passed over for a job or fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Ten percent to 28 percent received a negative performance evaluation or were passed over for a promotion because they were gay or transgender. Seven percent to 41 percent of respondents are said that transgender workers were verbally or physically and psychological abused or had their workplace vandalized. In this research totally focused overall social workers attitude towards the psychological hazards of transgender.

Keywords: Social Workers, Transgender, Psychological hazards.

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