Master of Social Work (MSW)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
This qualitative study integrated literature and personal interviews to examine issues of employment among people from the transgender population. By incorporating interviews, employment is addressed from the transgender person's reference point. This allows for integral examination of personal or internal and environmental or external factors that impact the transgender person while seeking or maintaining employment. In a study of seven people, common themes appeared to influence employment such as the ability to pass, coming out and transitioning, employer and type of employment, stigmas faced such as being "outed," and attitude. These themes served as the foundation in developing social work intervention for this population, with regard to employment. All desire to be accepted and meld into mainstream, without having past or present gender be the focal point in life or in employment.
Adoption; Barriers; Employment; Population; Transgender
Social service; Social psychology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Evans, Cecilie H, "Transgender population: Barriers and adaptions to employment" (2001). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1359.