A Comparison of Attachment Styles and Identity Styles in People with Gender Dysphoria Disorder (Operated and Not Operated) and Normal People in Southwest of Iran In 2014

Nahid Mahmoodi, Ghasem Naziri, Mohammad Zarenezhad


The gender dysphoria disorder is a very rare condition and family is a factor relating to that which is probably effective in its
etiology and also at the same time, in its retention. The aim of this study was to compare the attachment style and styles of
identity in individuals suffering from this disorder and normal individuals in southwest of Iran. This case control study, was
performed to 52 patient from the forensics head office of Fars province who have been diagnosed as suffering from gender
dysphoria disorder (the case group) and 150 available people who have been cleared by psychologist of any psychological
disorder (witness group). The study tolls include demographic data and Revised Adult Attachment Scale (Collins and Read)
and identity styles questionnaire (ISI) were used in both groups. The gathered data analyzed with the SPSS software
(v.18).The statically method’s includes univariate F, Scheffè Poc-Hoc test. A level of significance of (P <0.05) was considered.
There was seen the significant difference between normal people and people with GID in ambivalent attachment style (P
<0.001), (0.01) and there is also significant difference between people of GID who have operated, in secure attachment style (P
<0.001) and Normative Identity Style (0.04) and Character Style Commitment (P <0.001). It can be deducted from the results of
this research that there is a reciprocal correlation between attachment style, identity style and GID.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s6p381

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