Joyful bodies, joyful minds: gender euphoria among transgender adults living in Canada

Tacit, Sam (2020) Joyful bodies, joyful minds: gender euphoria among transgender adults living in Canada. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Gender euphoria is a relatively recent term to describe positive experiences of transgender identity. There is very limited literature on this term and its implications, despite the impact it can have on positively affecting one’s self-esteem and pride. In this thesis I seek to understand how transgender adults living in Canada define and experience gender euphoria. 26 participants responded to an online survey that included a series of questions regarding their experiences with gender euphoria, and their definitions for the term. Their responses suggest that gender euphoria encompasses many emotional, psychological, and interpersonal factors. The participants described gender euphoria as a complex and emotion-driven experience, often brought about by both internal changes to one’s self-perception and the external validation of others.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 14905
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-94).
Keywords: Gender Dysphoria, Gender Euphoria, Transgender, Gender Identity, Phenomenology
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Gender Studies
Date: June 2020
Date Type: Submission
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Transgender people--Canada--Identity--Psychological aspects; Transgender people--Canada--Attitudes.

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