Correlational findings

Study Drydakis (2016): study GB 2012

Transgender men and women, before and after sex reassignment surgery, UK, 2012-2014
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 40
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face
Selected subjects were interviewed twice a year 2012-2014


Authors's Label
adverse mental health symptoms (CES-D)
Our Classification
T1-T5 30 month period in which sex reassignment surgey took place
Range 0-60. M =
F->.M: T1 23,11; T5 18,17
M->.F: T1 23,95; T5 19,73
Related specification variables
Self-report on questions:
1. I was bothered by things that don't usually bother me.
2. I did not feel like eating, my apetite was poor.
3. I felt that I could not shake off the blues even with the help of my family or friends.
4. I felt that I was just as good as other people.
5. I had trouble keeping my mind on what I was doing.
6. I felt depressed.
7. I felt everything I did was an effort.
8. I felt hopeful about the future.
9. I thought my life had been a failure.
10. I felt fearful.
11. My sleep was restless.
12. I was happy.
13. I talked less than usual.
14. I felt lonely.
15. People were unfriendly.
16. I enjoyed life.
17. I had crying spells.
18. I felt sad.
19. I felt that people disliked me.
20. I could not get "going".

Rarely or none of the time (<1 day)
Some or a little of the time (1-2 days)
Occasionally or a moderate amount of the time (3-4 days)
Most or all of the time (5-7 days)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SL?-?-sq-v-5-c r = - Female to male r = -.51 (00)
Male to female r = -.06 (46)
- difference       -.45