Implicit Transgender Attitudes Independently Predict Beliefs About Gender and Transgender People

Published on 2020-07-02T12:09:44Z (GMT) by
<div><p>Surprisingly little is known about transgender attitudes, partly due to a need for improved measures of beliefs about transgender people. Four studies introduce a novel Implicit Association Test (IAT) assessing implicit attitudes toward transgender people. Study 1 (<i>N</i> = 294) found significant implicit and explicit preferences for cisgender over transgender people, both of which correlated with transphobia and transgender-related policy support. Study 2 (<i>N</i> = 1,094) found that implicit transgender attitudes predicted similar outcomes among participants reporting no explicit preference for cisgender versus transgender people. Across Study 3a (<i>N</i> = 5,647) and Study 3b (<i>N</i> = 2,276), implicit transgender attitudes predicted multiple outcomes, including gender essentialism, contact with transgender people, and support for transgender-related policies, over and above explicit attitudes. This work introduces a reliable means of measuring implicit transgender attitudes and illustrates how these attitudes independently predict meaningful beliefs and experiences.</p></div>

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Axt, Jordan R.; Conway, Morgan A.; Westgate, Erin C.; Buttrick, Nicholas R. (2020): Implicit Transgender Attitudes Independently Predict Beliefs About Gender and Transgender People. SAGE Journals. Collection. https://doi.org/10.25384/SAGE.c.5047455.v1