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Kuiper & Cohen-Kettenis (1988): study NL 1983

Publication

Author(s):
Kuiper, B.; Cohen-Kettenis, P.T.
Title:
Sex Reassignment Surgery: A Study of 141 Dutch Transsexuals
Source:
Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1988, Vol. 17, 439 - 457

Investigation

Public:
Transsexuals, in treatment and after treatment, Netherlands, 198?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 141
Non Response:
24.6%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How do you feel yourself at the time being? Is your present wellbeing.....?
5   very high
4   high
3   moderate
2   rather low
1   low
Classification:
M-FH-c-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
subjective well-being
Remarks:
Transformation to range 010 bt WDH team using fixed values
Page in publication:
445
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.1%,   2: 9.2%,   3: 23.4%,   4: 48.9%,   5: 16.3%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.68 7.48
SD:
0.92 1.63

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding completed treatment (vs in treatment) Earlier sex reassignment
Phase of sex reassignment
Full or partial sex reassignment
Female to male (vs male to female) gender geassignment female to male, male to female objective ill-being Coping with specific life-events
Current problems