Findings on happiness in Zeluf et al. (2016): study SE 2014

Author(s)Zeluf, G.; Deogan, C.; Dhejne, C.; Ekeus Thorson, A.; Hoijer, J.; Nilunger Mannheimer, L.
TitleHealth, disability and quality of life among trans people in Sweden-a web-based survey
SourceBMC Public Health, 16:903
PublicTransgender people, Sweden, 2014
 Mean age = 33, range 15-94 19% trans feminine 24% trans masculine 44% gender nonbinary 14% transvestite
Collect periodSeptember
Last collect periodNovember
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability snowball sample
 LGBTQ organisations promoted the study via email, advertisements and social media. Flyers were distributed at gender clinics.
Respondents N =776
 1205 individuals participated 77 respondents weren't eligible 329 respondents didn't submit their response 3 respondents were duplicates Of the remaining 796 respondents, 776 responded to the QOL questions.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Thinking in general about your quality of life and using the scale where 0 = very unhappy and 10 = very unhappy, how happy are you with your quality of life? 0 very unhappy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very happy
Author's labelQuality of life
Page in publication5
RemarksMedian (cut off value) = 6 44% below median 56% above median
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Age categoriesA04abCurrent age (in years)
Alcohol risk consumptionS13ab01Use of alcohol
Change of legal genderG01ad02aLegalized gender change
Country of birthN10aa01Earlier nationality (nation of origin)
Country of birthM07aa01Ever migrated or not, also classified as above ↑
CountyR03ab04Population density in region
CountyR01ab22Region in Sweden, also classified as above ↑
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Employment statusE02abCurrent employment status
Employment statusR14abCurrent status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
History of negative health care experiencesH17aiAttitudes to medical treatment
History of negative health care experiencesH16ahAttitudes to own therapies, also classified as above ↑
Illicit drug use past six monthsS13aa01Earlier use of stimulants
Monthly net incomeI01ab03anet income
Openness with trans identityG01af01Opennes about gender transition
Practical supportS10ac02Perceived availability of social support
ReligiosityR12ab01Religious (vs not)
Social supportI07ab01Having a confident or not
Social supportS10ac02Perceived availability of social support, also classified as above ↑
Tobacco use everS13aa01Earlier use of stimulants
Trans experienceS02abCurrent self-characterization
Trans experienceH17ac03aafemale to male, male to female, also classified as above ↑
Trans experienceG01ad01Non-binary, also classified as above ↑
Trans experienceG01ad02Transgender, also classified as above ↑
Trans experienceG01ad03Travestite, also classified as above ↑