Digging Beneath the Surface: Results from Stage one of a Qualitative Analysis of Factors Influencing the Well-Being of Trans Youth in Quebec
Référence bibliographique 
Pullen Sansfaçon, Annie, Hebert, William, Lee, Edward Ou Jin, Faddoul, Maxime, Tourki, Dalia et Bellot, Céline. 2018. «Digging Beneath the Surface: Results from Stage one of a Qualitative Analysis of Factors Influencing the Well-Being of Trans Youth in Quebec ». International Journal of Transgenderism, vol. 19, no 2, p. 184-202.
Intentions : This article «aims to provide a nuanced qualitative understanding of trans youth’s experiences, and insights into the ways various aspects of their lives interact with one another.» (p. 186)
Échantillon/Matériau : L’échantillon est composé de 24 jeunes québécois âgés entre 15 et 25 ans qui s’auto-identifient comme personne trans.
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
Results from this study «have reasserted that trans youth can experience various forms of rejection and violence in various spheres of their lives, but that positive experiences are also possible when affirmation and respect are present. This research […] acknowledges the importance of respect and inclusion in all the different spheres of one’s life, including intimate love, the social sphere, and law and rights […].» (p. 195-196) Moreover, «youth also voiced that their relationships with their families and with other close social groups strongly influenced their well-being. Participants voiced that family support, in the form of feeling loved, accepted, and supported by immediate and extended family, was a significant resource to cope with difficulties in other spheres of their lives. For example, one youth expressed having difficulties making friends and emphasized that her family’s acceptance helped counter isolation […]. However, the family and other close social circles can also be sources of fear and anxiety for youth. Many reported that they avoided or delayed revealing their trans identity to family members for fear of disapproval, misunderstanding, or rejection. One youth explained they had already been kicked out of the family home before coming out, lessening their desire to affirm their identity from fear it may worsen their already precarious living conditions […].» (p. 192-193)