FSD2748 Finnish Working Life Barometer: Local Government Employees 2003shortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Statistics Finland. Interview and Survey Services
Ministry of Labour
Centre for Occupational Safety
The annual survey studied employee opinion on the quality of working life in Finnish municipalities. Main themes were psychosocial working environment, job characteristics, pay systems, satisfaction with the job, employment security, training and development, capacity to work, and bullying and discrimination at work. The year 2003 survey contained more questions than previously on workplace characteristics.
First, the respondents were asked how many years they had worked for the employer they were working for at the time, type of contract, number of persons at the workplace, what kind of changes there had been in staff numbers, working hours, contracts and organisational structure over the past 12 months, and whether people had been transferred to other units. Further questions covered team work, and whether there had been bullying or conflicts at the workplace, between what groups and whether the conflicts had decreased or increased over the past 12 months.
Next set of questions covered autonomy and influence at work, overtime and its compensation, and membership in a trade union or professional association. Changes over the past year in workload, physical or mental stress, in access to training, support from supervisors etc were charted as well as pay systems and satisfaction with the workplace. One topic pertained to whether the respondents had presented any ideas to improve working conditions, products, services or working methods at the workplace and whether there had been other development initiatives. Other questions covered workplace characteristics and the respondents' participation in job-related training and development. The respondents were asked how likely it was that they would be dismissed or laid off, or their tasks or working hours would be changed over the next year.
Opinions were charted on employment situation in Finland and what kind of changes were happening in working life in, for instance, relating to management style, possibility to influence decisions, the financial situation of their organisation. A number of questions investigated how the employees' capacity to work and occupational health and safety had been taken into account at the workplace, the respondents' sickness absences, illnesses, and estimate of own mental and physical capacity to work. Discrimination at work based on ethnic group, age, gender or contract type was explored.
Background variables included the respondent's gender, age, type of municipality, major region (NUTS2), region (NUTS3), occupational group, status in employment, industry of employment, employer type, weekly working hours, additional jobs, industry of additional job, basic and vocational education, whether R worked for a municipality or a federation of municipalities and in which sector. Most background variables were obtained from the Labour Force Survey 2003 telephone interviews.
autonomy at work; discrimination; employees; job characteristics; job satisfaction; job security; occupational training; personnel management; personnel policy; wages; workers participation; working conditions; workloads
sociology of work; welfare studies (FSD Topics Classification)
employment; equality and inequality; labour relations/conflict; social behaviour and attitudes; working conditions (CESSDA Topics Classification)
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Centre for Occupational Safety. Local Government Sector Group
September 2003 - October 2003
Finnish-speaking local government employees, aged 18 - 64, who worked at least 10 hours a week
Simple random sample from the population register. For its Labour Force Survey 2003, Statistics Finland drew a random sample of people aged between 15 - 74 and living in Finland. From the Labour Force Survey sample, people aged 18 - 64 who had responded being employed for at least 10 hours a week were selected for the Working Life Barometer which covered all Finnish-speaking employees. This dataset contains the interview data of local government employees only (N=627). The target population was deliberately oversampled.
Telephone interview: CATI
Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Labour force survey 2003. Helsinki: Statistics Finland.
Ministry of Labour & Statistics Finland: Finnish Working Life Barometer 2003.
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
Questionnaire: pdf file in Finnish
FSD2665 Finnish Working Life Barometer 2003
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.
Finnish Working Life Barometer: Local Government Employees 2003 [computer file]. FSD2748, version 1.0 (2012-07-03). Helsinki: Ministry of Labour & Helsinki: Statistics Finland & Helsinki: Centre for Occupational Safety. Local Government Sector Group [producers], 2003. Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor], 2012.
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The depositor and the archive bear no responsibility for any results or interpretations arising from the secondary use of the data.
Kunta-alan työolobarometri 2003. Työministeriön tyolobarometrin 2003 kuntatyöpaikkojen osatarkastelu (2004) [verkkodokumentti]. Helsinki: Työturvallisuuskeskus, kuntaryhmä. Saatavilla: http://www.ttk.fi/files/91/kuntabaro2003.pdf [Viitattu 4.7.2012] .
Ylöstalo, Pekka (2004). Työolobarometri. Lokakuu 2003. Helsinki: Työministeriö.