An Exploration into the Uses and Gratifications of Media for Transgender Individuals
I included this research article in JMC 399 to give students an idea of how a paper is written, how a theory is used in research, and how different research methods are used. The topic made it easy to explain all of the above.
Transgender individuals, those whose gender presentation diverges from their biological sex, encounter unique obstacles to identity development and socialization. The present study examines how transgender individuals use both traditional and emerging media to better understand their own gender identities and their social worlds.