FSD2057 Employment Survey of Tampere University Graduates 2003shortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Placement Survey of Tampere University Graduates 2003
Mäkinen, Jukka (University of Tampere. Career Services)
Karvinen, Aija (University of Tampere. Career Services)
Ollikainen, Jyrki (University of Tampere. Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Philosophy)
The survey charted the employment situation of people who graduated from the University of Tampere in 2003. Current employment status, employment history and experiences of unemployment after graduation were investigated. Respondents were asked about their employer, the nature of their current job, occupational title and whether the job was commensurate with their qualifications. They were also asked what kind of work they had done during their studies.
One topic pertained to respondents' job searching methods. Respondents were also asked which factors were most important in obtaining their current job and which factors may have hindered or prevented them from finding employment that would be commensurate with their qualifications. Opinions on what skills and abilities their employers value were probed.
Respondents were asked how satisfied they were with their degrees. They evaluated the supply of courses provided by the University of Tampere and they were asked what they were especially satisfied and dissatisfied with. The survey studied how university studies had improved the know-how skills needed in working life, for example, theoretical and practical knowledge of respondents' own field, social and problem solving skills. Background variables included respondent's gender, region of residence, province and information on the degree (level of degree, degree programme, previous degree, major subject, department, faculty, field of study and the time when studies began).
academic labour force; employment; graduates; tertiary education; universities
educational research; sociology (FSD Topics Classification)
employment; post-compulsory education (CESSDA Topics Classification)
Variables identifying student number and postal code have been removed from the data. The data does not include open-ended answers ("Other, what?").
Access to the data granted for scientific and teaching purposes. FSD's access application procedure. Restricted access.
University of Tampere. Career services
University of Tampere
Persons who graduated with a higher university degree from the University of Tampere in 2003 (excluding the Åland Islands)
Total study. Questionnaires were mailed once a semester to all who had completed their degree at the University of Tampere in 2002. Respondents received the questionnaire about one year after their graduation.
Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Background variables were obtained from the Tampere University student register.
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
Questionnaire: pdf file in Finnish
Data Appraisal and Notes
The group of respondents includes six persons who graduated with two university degrees in 2003. They can be identified from the data on the grounds of respondent number.
The source must be acknowledged in any publication based wholly or in part on the data. The bibliographic citation may be in the form required by the publication, or in the form suggested by the archive.
Employment Survey of Tampere University Graduates 2003 [computer file]. FSD2057, version 1.1 (2006-08-09). Tampere: University of Tampere Career Services [data collection], 2004. Tampere: University of Tampere [producer], 2004. Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor], 2006.
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.
Hänninen, Hannakaisa (2007). Kääntäjän ammatillinen kasvuprosessi ja työelämävalmiuksien kehittyminen. Tapauskohteena Tampereen yliopiston käännöstieteen englannin oppiaine. Tampere: Tampereen yliopisto. Käännöstieteen (englannin) pro gradu -tutkielma.
Tampereen yliopistosta vuonna 2003 valmistuneiden työelämään sijoittuminen (2005) [verkkodokumentti]. Tampere: Tampereen yliopisto. http://www.uta.fi/rekrytointi/sijoittuminen/sijoittumisseuranta03.pdf [viitattu 05.07.2005].