Findings on happiness in Thompson et al. (2015): study US San Francisco, California 2010

Author(s)Thompson, H.M.; Fisher Raymond, H.; Reisner, S.L.; VanKim, N.
TitleQuality-of-Life Measuremen: Assessing the WHOQOL-BREF Scale in a Sample of High-HIV-Risk Transgender Women in San Francisco, California
SourceInternational Journal of Transgenderism, 16:36-48
PublicTransgender women with high HIV risk, San Fransisco, USA, 2010
Collect periodAugust 2010
Last assesment2010
Last collect periodDecember 2010
Survey nameTEACH study: Transfemales Empowering and Advancing Community Health
SampleNon-probability snowball sample
 Respondents received $50 for participating and $10 for succesfull recruitment of peers
Respondents N =312
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: The following questions ask about how satisfied you have felt about various aspects of your life over the last 2 weeks.. How would you rate your overall quality of life? 1 very poor 2 poor 3 neither poor nor good 4 good 5 very good Item 81 (G1) in WHOQOL-100. Item 1 in WHOQOL-Bref In Bref variant not preceded with timeframe ''past 2 weeks'
Author's labelOverall quality of life
Page in publication42
RemarksTransformation to scale 0-10 by WDH team using linear stretch
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.032.57

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Domain EnvironmentalL12ab04Amenities in vinicity
Overall healthH14ab02aGlobal health rating
QOL Domain physical healthH14ab02bHealth domain ratings
QOL Domain psychological healthH13adCurrent positive mental health
QOL Domain socialF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
QOL Domain socialI07af02Satisfaction with intimacy, also classified as above ↑