FSD2288 Social Change in Russian Karelia 2002shortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Blom, Raimo (University of Tampere. Department of Sociology and Social Psychology)
Melin, Harri (University of Tampere. Department of Sociology and Social Psychology)
Pietiläinen, Jukka (University of Tampere. Department of Journalism and Mass Communication)
Pasti, Svetlana (University of Tampere. Department of Journalism and Mass Communication)
Svynarenko, Arseniy (University of Tampere. Department of Sociology)
Social change in Russian Karelia was surveyed by asking residents of Petrozavodsk, Konopoga and Preaza questions about their work, financial circumstances, media use and experiences of change.
Work and working conditions were charted by questions pertaining to the respondents' workplace, employment contract, second job, work autonomy, physical and mental strenuousness of work, work equipment, decision-making in the workplace, and the correspondence between education and work. Further questions covered the respondents' financial situation, livelihood, income, welfare benefits, and standard of living.
Some questions charted the respondents' opinions on democracy and civic participation, as well as on the power of various decision-making bodies. They were also asked how much autonomy Karelian authorities should have from Moscow. The respondents' trust in various institutions, organisations and groups was examined, as well as their participation in various organisations. They were also presented with a set of attitudinal statements on income disparity, willingness to work, leadership, decision-making, equality, policy, causes of poverty, prerequisites for success, national identity, and the roles of the state and the individual. In addition, the respondents' trips abroad were canvassed.
The use and influence of the media were studied. The respondents were asked how often they watched television, listened to the radio, read different newspapers, and how they obtained these newspapers. They were also asked which sources of information they used to get news, what kind of influence they thought the media have on public sentiment, and whether they had been in contact with representatives of the media. Some questions pertained to whether the respondents were going to vote in the upcoming elections of the Head of the Republic of Karelia, and who they would like to see elected. Satisfaction with the Karelian media was surveyed, as well as computer, mobile phone and Internet use.
Background variables included the respondent's gender, age group, year of birth, marital status, number of children, household size, education, occupation, industry of employment, working hours, size of workplace, gross income, type of accommodation, nationality, and spouse's occupation.
citizen participation; decision making; democracy; families; identity; mass media; newspaper press; radio; Republic of Karelia; Russia; social change; standard of living; television; trust; working conditions
media and communication studies; social psychology; sociology; sociology of work (FSD Topics Classification)
mass media; social change; working conditions (CESSDA Topics Classification)
Responses to open-ended questions 17, 73 and 74 are not included in the data.
Access to the data granted for scientific and teaching purposes. FSD's access application procedure.
Klementev, Evgeni (Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
Kozhanov, Aleksandr (Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
Academy of Finland
December 2001 - March 2002
Russia, Petrozavodsk, Konopoga, Preaza
Residents of Petrozavodsk, Konopoga and Preaza aged over 18
Quota sampling based on age and gender
The interviews were conducted at the respondents' homes. In one household, two adults were interviewed. The residents were informed of the survey through local newspapers.
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
Number of cases and variables
1004 cases and 274 variables
See downloadable files at the top of the page
Questionnaire: pdf file in Russian and in English
Data Appraisal and Notes
The data were collected using a Russian questionnaire. However, an English translation by the local research group is also available.
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.
Blom, Raimo & Melin, Harri & Pietiläinen, Jukka: Social Change in Russian Karelia 2002 [computer file]. FSD2288, version 1.0 (2008-05-26). Helsinki: Academy of Finland [producer]. Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor], 2008.
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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Melin, Harri (2003). Luokkatilanteen muutos Venäjän Karjalassa - tapauksena Kontupohja. Sosiologia 40(3), 177-190.
Melin, Harri & Blom, Raimo (2002). Toisenlainen Venäjä. Yhteiskuntapolitiikka 67(6), 595-599.
Pietiläinen, Jukka (2003). Media Audiences in a Russian Province. Nordicom Information 25(3), 31-39.
Pietiläinen, Jukka (2003). Media Audiences in a Russian Province. Nordicom Review 24(1), 79-87.
Social structure, public space and civil society in Karelia (2005). Ed. Melin, Harri. Helsinki: Aleksanteri Institute. Kikimora publications; Series B34.
Yhteiskunnallinen muutos (2003). Raimo Blomin 60-vuotisjuhlakirja. Toim. Melin, Harri & Nikula, Jouko. Tampere: Vastapaino.