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Social life, Addictions and Subjective Wellbeing of the Transsexuals

*, Seemanthini.T.S and *, Manjula. M. Y (2012) Social life, Addictions and Subjective Wellbeing of the Transsexuals. Indian Journal of Applied Research, 1 (7). pp. 182-184. ISSN 2249 - 555X

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Abstract

The present study is exploratory in nature and aims at understanding the social life, transition from male to female, prevalence of addictions and subjective wellbeing of Transsexuals. A purposive sample of 100 Male to female transsexuals (Mean age 27.3) residing in different areas of Bangalore city were selected for the study. Data was collected using semi-structured interview schedule, Subjective Wellbeing Inventory and The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test. Some important observations are transition from male to female began approximately between the ages of 6 - 16 years. Most of the transsexuals live in communities called Hijra community. The role structure reported in hamams are Nani, Guru, Gurubhai, Chela and Nathi. Hamams consist of transsexuals from different parts of the country, following diverse religions. On measurement of subjective wellbeing 78% individuals have reported moderate to high wellbeing and only 22% reported low wellbeing. Screening of addiction revealed that more than half of the participants have addiction to Tobacco products, Alcohol or multiple addictions. Addiction is significantly higher among the literates when compared to the illiterates.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Subjective Wellbeing, Addictions, Transsexual, Hijras, Hamam
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 06:11
Last Modified: 05 May 2015 06:11
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142592

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