n Gender and Behaviour - Bolstering self-esteem as intervention technique in the management of symptoms of gender identity disorder among adolescents




This study assessed the use of bolstered self-esteem as intervention technique in the management of symptoms of Gender Identity Disorder (GID) among secondary school adolescents. Gender Identity Disorder Symptoms Scale (GIDSS), a self-reported scale developed by the researcher was used to elicit information from the respondents. The participants were 80 adolescents preselected through the use of (GIDSS) from two secondary schools in Ibadan. Fewer research questions were formulated o guide the study. The research design adopted was a 2x2 non-randomized pre-test and post-test factorial design. The results obtained from the study shows that bolstered self-esteem as a therapeutic intervention has statistical significant difference on experimental and control group, male and female participants, respondents from single sex and co-education schools while there was no significant difference in the reduction level of symptoms of gender identity disorder of respondents from rural and those from urban areas. The implication is that bolstered self-esteem is effective in treating symptoms of gender identity among adolescents.


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