LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — (This article was edited March 1, 2017 to remove tags and other identification from people in the story due to harassment by a third party. The story remains factual as first written. Thank you.)
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: A soon-to-be-released study indicates that transsexuals who do not identify themselves as such have far less job satisfaction than those who do. (Of course, the question on my mind is what about those who are transitioning on the job? Were they excluded from the study? We won’t know until the entire study is published.)
Titled: “Trans-parency in the Workplace: How the Experiences of Transsexual Employees Can Be Improved”, the study was done with researchers from Rice University and Pennsylvania State University and is stated to be published soon in the Journal of Vocational Behavior. The authors of the paper are Michelle Hebl and Enrica Ruggs.
From Science Codex: “The study’s main finding revealed that transsexuals who are open with others about their gender identity in the workplace are happier and more productive workers than those who are not open. In addition, individuals who were more open with their family and friends about their lifestyle and who identified strongly as transsexuals were more likely to disclose their gender identity in the workplace than transsexuals who were less open and did not identify as transsexuals as strongly.” . . .
“The study also shows that those who disclose their transsexuality are more satisfied with and committed to their organization, so long as their work environments are supportive. However, transsexual employees have lower rates of job satisfaction and commitment when their co-workers react negatively to their gender identity.”
More on the study: ‘Trans-parency’ in the workplace | Science Codex.
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Categories: Transgender, Transsexual, Trans