Findings on happiness in Couch et al. (2008): study ZZ 2006

Author(s)Couch, M.; Mulcare, H.; Pitts, M.
TitleTranZnation. A Report on the Health and Wellbeing of Transgendered People in Australia and New Zealand.
SourceWorking Paper, 2008, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCHSHS), La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
PublicTransgender people, Australia and New Zealand, 2006-7
 75.5% assigned male at birth 24.5% assigned female at birth 73.1% had used hormone treatments 39.1% had some form of surgery
Collect period2/10/2006
Last assesment2007
Last collect period1/2/2007
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability snowball sample
 Emails were sent to: - Transgender support organisations - AIDS counsils in contact with transgender communities - Key community members in contact with transgender communities Other methods: - Survey reported in queer press and on Joy FM radio in Melbourne - Business cards were were distributed
Respondents N =253
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question How do you feel about your life right now? 5 extremely happy 4 mostly happy 3 neutral 2 mostly unhappy 1 extremely unhappy
Author's labelwell-being
Page in publication25
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.962.03

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
surgery (vs not)show  Surgery
surgery (vs not)show  Technique of sexe reassignment, also classified as above ↑