Findings on happiness in Hess et al. (2014): study DE 2011

Author(s)Hess, J; panic, L; Rossi Neto, R.; Rubben, H; Senf, W
TitleSatisfaction with male-to-female gender reassignment surgery. Results of a retrospective analysis.
SourceDeutsches Arzteblatt, 111(47): 795-801
DOIdoi: 10.3238/arztebl.2014.0795
PublicTransgenders male-to-female, Germany, 2011
 Patients who had surgery at Essen University hospital between 2004 and 2010
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Patients who had undergone male-to-female gender reassignment surgery involving penile inversion vaginoplasty
Respondents N =119
Non Response53,1
 No reminders were sent because of anonymity
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 mailed questionnaire
General remarksYear of datagathering not reported, estimated 2011
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life these days? Please tell me on a scale of 1 to 10, where one means very dissatisfied and 10 means very satisfied 10 very satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 very dissatisfied
Author's labelGeneral satisfaction with life
DKNA %14.3
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.112.34

Scores in12345678910

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Sees one self as a womanshow  Self perceived gender identity