Findings on happiness in Drydakis (2016): study GB 2012

Publication
Author(s)Drydakis, N.
TitleTransgenderism, Sex Reassignment Surgery and Employees' Job-Satisfaction
SourceKollen, T. (Ed.), 2016, "Sexual Orientation and Transgender Issues in Organizations", Springer International, Switzerland, 83 - 99
URLhttps://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-29623-4_5
Investigation
PublicTransgender men and women, before and after sex reassignment surgery, UK, 2012-2014
 Male to female 23, Female to male 17 Mean age is 35
Last assesment2014
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability self-selected
 Participants were found with the cooperation of transgender associations
Respondents N =40
 Of originally 118 respondents only 40 had an operation at T5, were working and responded until T5
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Selected subjects were interviewed twice a year 2012-2014
General remarksParticipants were interviewed twice a year (5 times in total from 2012-2014. At the first interview, none of the participants had had sex reassignment surgery. At the last interview all participants had had sex reassignment surgery.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: ".....satisfaction with life in general....." ( Full question not reported ) 5 very satisfied 4 satisfied 3 mixed feelings 2 dissatisfied 1 very dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SL?-?-sq-v-5-c
Author's labelsatisfaction with life
Page in publication91
RemarksDistribution is the average of the first and final data volume.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean2.905.09
Standard deviation0.731.90

Scores in12345
%3.721.256.218.70.0

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
adverse mental health symptoms (CES-D)show  Depressive (f31-33)
adverse mental health symptoms (CES-D)show  Scores on symptom inventories, also classified as above ↑
change happiness after (vs before) sex reassignmentshow  Earlier sexe reassignment
change happiness after (vs before) sex reassignmentshow  female to male, male to female, also classified as above ↑
change happiness after (vs before) sex reassignmentshow  Phase of sexe reassignment, also classified as above ↑
femininity/masculinityshow  Gender roles
femininity/masculinityshow  Masculine (vs feminine), also classified as above ↑
health statusshow  Global health rating
job satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole