SOCIAL INTERACTION ANXIETY AND LIFE SATISFACTION AMONG TRANSGENDER PEOPLE
Keywords:Social Interaction, Anxiety, Life Satisfaction, Transgender, Gouru, Chaila
Existing studies unearth social interaction anxiety as the chief contributor to life satisfaction among the transgender population. Hence, the primary objective of the study was to investigate the predictive association between social interaction anxiety and life satisfaction among transgender People. The secondary objective was to investigate the differences between Guru transgender and Chaila transgender on the variable of social interaction anxiety and life satisfaction. Purposive sampling technique was used for data collection within Faisalabad and Lahore (Pakistan) from 200 transgender (guru and chailas) with an age range from 18 to 49 years. Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (Mattick & Clarke, 1998) and Life Satisfaction Scale (Diener et al., 1985) were used as research measures. The results of linear regression analysis show that the social interaction anxiety is a significant predictor of life satisfaction among transgender people. The results of independent t-test reveal statistically insignificant difference between Guru (teacher) and Chaila (disciple) on the variable of social interaction anxiety and life satisfaction. The findings of this research have significance with regard to the mental health of transgender.
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