FSD1141 Shipyard Employee Survey 1992shortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Niemelä, Jukka (Turku School of Economics and Business Administration)
In the present survey, attitudes of the employees of two Finnish shipyards were studied. The survey focused on the employees' perceptions of the shipyard as an employer, on payment plans, and on the changes that have taken place in work organisation and contents. In addition, distinctive work characteristics, impediments in working conditions, co-operation between the occupational groups, as well as production and planning were studied. The respondents were asked whether there were any conflicting interests in relation to the employer. Relationship between the superiors and the employees, the systems of participation, and the flow of information were also probed. Finally, the respondents' attitudes towards strikes, trade unions, and negotiation relations were studied.
Background questions included the respondent's basic and vocational education, and the duration of employment.
industrial workers; information transfer; job sharing; labour policy; management; metal industry; occupational life; organizations; strikes; trade unions; wages policy; working conditions
social psychology; sociology; sociology of work (FSD Topics Classification)
labour relations/conflict; working conditions (CESSDA Topics Classification)
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Niemelä, Jukka (Niemelä, Jukka)
April 1992 - October 1992
Finland, Helsinki, Turku, Rauma
Stratified random sampling. Sample size 15% of population.
Questionnaires were completed in group meetings during working hours. Respondents were given some guidance on how to fill in the questionnaire.
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
Questionnaires: pdf files in Finnish
Data Appraisal and Notes
In the data, the numbering of the variables follows the questionnaire used in the shipyard Kvaerner Masa-Yards Helsinki. The data do not include all the questions in the questionnaire: for example, answers to initial open-ended questions, marital status, and team work have been deleted. Some of the questions were presented only to the Masa-Yards employees. For variables q86 and q87, the given response options differed in the two shipyards - they have been coded separately accordingly.
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Niemelä, Jukka: Shipyard Employee Survey 1992 [computer file]. FSD1141, version 1.0 (2002-01-25). Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor], 2002.
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Niemelä, Jukka (1998). Kriisin kautta joustavaan tuotantoon: ristiriidat ja yhteiset edut Suomen telakoilla. Sosiologia 35 (2): 104-117
Niemelä, Jukka & Leimu, Heikki (1995). Job redesign in Finnish shipyards: causes and consequences. In: The new division of labour: emerging forms of work organization in international perspective (eds. W. Littek & T. Charles). Berlin & New York: De Gruyter.