FSD0116 ISSP 2001: Social Networks II: Finnish Datashortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
International Social Survey Programme
Blom, Raimo (University of Tampere. Department of Sociology and Social Psychology)
Melin, Harri (University of Tampere. Department of Sociology and Social Psychology)
Tanskanen, Eero (Statistics Finland)
Borg, Sami (Finnish Social Science Data Archive)
Ylitalo, Marko (Statistics Finland)
The national survey canvassed social networks of the Finns. The respondents were asked how often and in what manner they keep in touch with their parents, grown-up children or other relatives. The number of close friends, found through hobbies, organisational activities, the church or such, was also probed. The sex of the closest friend was asked, whether the friend is a relative, how often the respondent meets this friend, and whether they keep in touch in some other way. Participation in various organisations and associations was also monitored. Social Networks were further mapped by asking to whom the respondents would turn for help if they needed it due to illness or some other temporary impediment. Further questions asked from whom the respondents would borrow money, or who could help if they felt depressed. Another queston pertained to how often respondents themselves had lent a helping hand during the past 12 months. It was also asked how the respondents had heard of their present job. They finally assessed the qualities of their close friends, how important the named qualities are, how happy the respondents are, whether they trust people, and how much influence they think they have.
Background variables include respondent's gender, year of birth, marital status, education, occupation, occupational status, trade union membership, political views, social class, net income, spouse's profession, household income, number of family members, age of household members, type of the place of residence, and county of residence.
family members; friends; happiness; interpersonal relations; personal contact; sociability; social networks; social participation; social support; workplace relations
social policy; social psychology; sociology (FSD Topics Classification)
social behaviour and attitudes; social welfare policy (CESSDA Topics Classification)
Access to the data granted for scientific and teaching purposes; FSD's access application procedure.
University of Tampere. Department of Sociology and Social Psychology
Finnish Social Science Data Archive
26.10.2001 - 3.1.2002
Finns aged 15 - 74
Systematic random sample from population central register. Sorting order: municipality code and birthday.
Sample size 2,500 of which Finnish speakers 2,359 (94.4%) and Swedish speakers 141 (5.6%). The questionnaire sent to 2,491 (one address unknown, 9 respondents live abroad). One reminder, one call-back letter. 1,439 questionnaires returned. Nonresponse: 1,052 in all.
Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
County variable based on register information.
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
Questionnaire: pdf file in Finnish
Data Appraisal and Notes
Occupation variable was changed to comply with the ISCO88 classification.
The source must be acknowledged in any publication based wholly or in part on the data.
ISSP 2001: Social Networks II: Finnish Data [computer file]. FSD0116, version 3 (2010-05-03). University of Tampere. Department of Sociology and Social Psychology & Finnish Social Science Data Archive & Statistics Finland [producers], 2001. Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor], 2010.
The archive must be informed of all publications where the data have been used.
The depositor and the archive bear no responsibility for any results or interpretations arising from the secondary use of the data.
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Kääriäinen, Juha & Lehtonen, Heikki (2006). The Variety of Social Capital in Welfare State Regimes. A Comparative Study of 21 Countries. European Societies 8(1), 27-57.
Lehtonen, Heikki & Kääriäinen, Juha (2005). Hyvinvointivaltiot ja sosiaalisen pääoman ulottuvuudet. Teoksessa: Sosiaalisen pääoman kentät. Toim. Pertti Jokivuori. Jyväskylä: Minerva-kustannus.
Lillbacka, Ralf (2006). Measuring Social Capital: Assessing Construct Stability of Various Operationalizations of Social Capital in a Finnish Sample. Acta Sociologica, 49(2), 201-220.