Findings on happiness in Holt et al. (2019): study US 2017

Author(s)Holt, N.R.; Huit, T.Z.; Shulman, G.P.
TitleTrans Collaborations Clinical Check-In (TC 3): Initial Validation of a Clinical Measure for Transgender and Gender Diverse Adults Receiving Psychological Services
SourceBehavior Therapy, 2019, online, 1 - 14
PublicTransgender people, USA, 2017
 M age = 30, range 19 to 73 34.9% Trans feminine (trans woman/male to female) 35.3% Trans masculine (trans man/female to male) 21.4% Non binary (non binary/gender nonconforming/genderqueer/agender/bigender/other) 8.4% did not select an option
Collect periodOktober
Last collect periodNovember
Survey nameTrans Collaborations Clinical Check-In
SampleNon-probability snowball sample
 Recruitment emails were sent to LGBT organizations across the United States and posted to LGBT list-serves and social media. Participants who were over 19 and identified as transgender, gender diverse or another gender minority were accepted. Participants received $10 for completion of the survey.
Respondents N =207
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
 The different measures were administered in random order to reduce order effects.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 20 questions: Lead item not reported. A nervous B distressed C afraid D jittery E irritable F upset G scared H excited I ashamed J guilty K hostile L active M determined N inspired O enthusiastic P alert Q attentive R proud S strong T interested Rated: 1: slightly/not at all . . 5 extremely Negative affect score (NAS): A to K Positive affect score (PAS): L to T Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS Name: Watson's PANAS version not reported
Author's labelPositive and Negative Affect Schedule
Page in publicationTable 1
RemarksAffect Balance computed by WDH team from PA (M = 28.68, SD = 6.27) minus NA (M = 26.26, SD = 7.34)
Error estimatesCronbach alpha: PA: .77, NA: .83
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -40 - 40On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
TC 3 Factor 1: Acceptance/authenticityS02ad03Evaluation of aspects of self
TC 3 Factor 1: Acceptance/authenticityG01aeGender discrimination, also classified as above ↑
TC 3 Factor 1: Acceptance/authenticityG01abGender roles, also classified as above ↑
TC3 Factor 2: Comfort with public perceptionG01aeGender discrimination
TC3 Factor 2: Comfort with public perceptionG01abGender roles, also classified as above ↑
TC3 Factor 3: Social support/voiceS10ac03Satisfaction with social support received
TC3 Factor 4: Body comfortB03adAttitudes to one's body
TC3: Trans Collaborations Clinical Check-InG01afGender attitudes
TC3: Trans Collaborations Clinical Check-InS02ab04Self perceived gender identity, also classified as above ↑
TC3: Trans Collaborations Clinical Check-InS02ag02Self presentation, also classified as above ↑