Lived Experiences of College-Age Transsexual Individuals
Article first published online: 8 OCT 2012
© 2012 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.
Journal of College Counseling
Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 215–232, October 2012
How to Cite
Goodrich, K. M. (2012), Lived Experiences of College-Age Transsexual Individuals. Jnl of College Counseling, 15: 215–232. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2012.00017.x
- Issue published online: 8 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 8 OCT 2012
- Received 10/22/09; Revised 06/23/10; Accepted 08/28/10
- student retention
This article reviews the lived experiences of 4 college-age transsexual individuals. A qualitative study using grounded theory was conducted to investigate their experiences influencing their later educational persistence. Results suggested that level of discomfort, perceived social supports, level of secrecy, and academic achievement all affected participants’ decision making regarding persistence. This process appeared best explained by participants’ expressed hierarchy of needs. Implications for clinical practice and future research are discussed.