The Transgender Congruence Scale (TCS) includes 12 items that capture the degree to which a transgender individual feels comfortable and genuine about their gender identity and appearance. There are two subscales of TCS: Appearance Congruence and Gender Identity Acceptance.
Geographies Tested: Canada,United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male, Transgender, Other
Age Range: Adults
Gender Identity Acceptance
10. I am not proud of my gender identity.*
11. I am happy that I have the gender identity that I do.
12. I have accepted my gender identity.
* Items are reverse scored
Strongly Disagree - 1
Somewhat Disagree - 2
Neither Agree nor Disagree - 3
Somewhat Agree - 4
Strongly Agree - 5
Items are averaged to create a scale. Item #6, 8, and 10 are reverse coded. Higher scores indicate higher levels of congruency between an individual's appearance and gender identity.
Kozee, H. B., Tylka, T. L., & Bauerband, L. A. (2012). Measuring transgender individuals’ comfort with gender identity and appearance. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 36(2), 179-196. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361684312442161
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