Relationship between gender dysphoria, autistic traits and an individual’s sense of self

My name is Abbie Grice and I am a final year Psychology undergraduate student at the University of Bath, working under Dr. Punit Shah’s supervision. For my dissertation project, I would like to conduct a research study investigating the relationship between levels of gender dysphoria, autistic traits and an individual sense of self.

I want to conduct this study because there is strong evidence that individuals with autism are more likely to also identify as transgender, and the limited understanding of autistic transgender people limits the support that such individuals can receive.

Participation would require completing an online survey that would measure the individual’s level of experienced gender dysphoria, their autistic traits and their sense of self, meaning their self-awareness and their own concept of themselves. Participation would be entirely voluntary and all answers and responses will be anonymous.

All that would be required is around 10-15 minutes of your time to answer some questions relating to gender dysphoria, social skills and your feelings towards yourself. The questions are standardised so they may not be entirely applicable to everyone’s individual circumstances and situation, but all the study requires is that you answer these questions to the best of your ability. I have included the link to the questionnaire below.

If you are willing to distribute this link to other members of the survey or anyone else you feel might be interested, it would be highly appreciated!

Thank you so much for your help! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch and I’ll do my best to answer any questions you may have!

Many thanks.

Abbie Grice
Undergraduate Student
University of Bath

Dissertation Supervisor
Dr. Punit Shah

Rachel Clutterback