Findings on happiness in Kuiper & Cohen-Kettenis (1988): study NL 1983

Publication
Author(s)Kuiper, B.; Cohen-Kettenis, P.T.
TitleSex Reassignment Surgery: A Study of 141 Dutch Transsexuals
SourceArchives of Sexual Behavior, 1988, Vol. 17, 439 - 457
URLhttps://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2FBF01542484.pdf
Investigation
PublicTranssexuals, in treatment and after treatment, Netherlands, 198?
 Age ranged 19-69 Group seperated in FMs-ti (female to male treatment incomplete), FMs-tc (female to male treatment complete), MFs-ti (male to female treatment incomplete) and MFs-tc (male to female treatment complete). FMs-ti (n=11) had all started hormonal therapy, 5 also had at least one surgery. FMs-tc (n=25) had all undergone mastectomy, hysterectomy and oophorectomy, 4 also had had a penoplasty. MFs-ti (n=50) all had started hormonal therapy, 12 had undergone castration and penectomy, 2 had only undergone castration. MFs-tc (n=55) all had a neovagina constructed.
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Patients treated at gender clinic at Free University hospital of Amsterdam
Respondents N =141
 36 FMs (11 FMs-ti, 25 FMs-tc) 105 MFs (50 MFs-ti, 55FMs-tc)
Non Response24.6%
 20.9% did not respond 3.7% refused 18.3% could not be traced (not included in non response)
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksYears not reported, assumed around 1983. Time between intake and evaluation 5 years on average.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel yourself at the time being? Is your present wellbeing.....? 5 very high 4 high 3 moderate 2 rather low 1 low
ClassificationM-FH-c-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelsubjective well-being
Page in publication445
RemarksTransformation to range 010 bt WDH team using linear stretch
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.686.70
Standard deviation0.922.30

Scores in12345
%2.19.223.448.916.3

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
completed treatment (vs in treatment)H17aa01fEarlier sexe reassignment
completed treatment (vs in treatment)H17ac03abFull or partial sexe reassignment, also classified as above ↑
completed treatment (vs in treatment)H17ac03bPhase of sexe reassignment, also classified as above ↑
Female to male (vs male to female) gender geassignmentH17ac03aafemale to male, male to female
objective ill-beingC11ab04Coping with specific life-events
objective ill-beingP14abCurrent problems, also classified as above ↑