A Study on Quality of Life in Male to Female Transgender


The objective of this study was to examine Transgenders' quality of life. Samples were 120 Transgenders in Chonburi province, Thailand, derived from accidental sampling. The research instrument was WHOQOL - BREF - THAI, which was a measuring tool of quality of life developed from the concept of 'quality of life' with Cronbach's alpha coefficient reliability 0.8406, and the validity of 0.6515 when compared to WHOQOL - 100 (Thai edition) which was formally recognized by WHO. The results were: 1. Overall, Transgenders in Chonburi province as samples reflected a middle quality of life. And when considering each aspect, it was found that most aspects had a middle quality of life except for environmental aspect with a good quality of life. It corresponded to the results of the classification of Transgenders by gender (transgendered or not transgendered) and marital status (single or in relationship) which had a good quality of life in environmental aspect. 2. When considering the point average of Transgenders 's quality of life classified by occupation,  the result said that office workers had better quality of life than others with the middle quality of life. 3. When considering the point average of Transgenders 's quality of life in Chonburi province classified by life span, the overall revealed that every life span had a middle quality of life. And when looking at particular aspect, it is said that the life span of 36 - 40 had a good quality of life in most aspects except for social relationship with a middle quality of life.

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Nuntaya Kongprapun, Burapha University, Thailand
Surin Suthitatip, Burapha University, Thailand
Juthamas Haenjohn, Burapha University, Thailand

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Conference: ACP2014
Stream: Psychology

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