FSD2681 Eurostudent IV: Finland 2010Detailed description (collection | citation | publications)
Ministry of Education and Culture
Keywords: educational background, housing, living conditions, student loans, students (college), tertiary education, university courses
The data were collected for the cross-European EUROSTUDENT IV study, forming the Finnish part of the survey. Main themes included the socio-economic background and living conditions of students, study progress, international mobility and expectations and plans for the future.
Questions covered reasons for choosing the programme (work, personal development) and expectations for getting a job after graduation. The survey also charted the respondents' gap years, and qualifications and employment background before enrolling in the current programme. Living conditions were studied with questions on housing, distance to institution, income and expenses, paid jobs during semester and the term and time use for different purposes. The respondents were asked whether their progress in studies had been as planned, and if slow, about factors influencing the progress.
International mobility was investigated by asking about study periods abroad and other issues related to study abroad (funding, expectations, reasons, obstacles).
Personal conditions were further studied by asking the respondents whether they had children, how many, what age and whether they had anything that impaired them in their studies. Some questions focused on family background, surveying the education level, employment status, occupational group and social standing of the parents.
Background variables included the respondent's year of birth, gender, R's and parents' country of birth, the study programme followed, what kind of programme, number of times had applied for the programme, year when first enrolled for the programme, whether full-time or part-time student, whether a student of distance education, field of study, major region (NUTS2), region (NUTS3), plans for studying after completing the current programme, language of the programme and R's language skills.