Quality of work life survey
Producer: Statistics Finland
Homepage: http:// www.stat.fi/til/tyoolot/index_en.html
Main topic: Labour Market
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): No
The quality of work life survey is an extensive personal interview survey conducted since 1977 to monitor employees’ working conditions and changes in them.
Besides describing the physical, mental and social work environments, the data also depict the contents of work, employees’ labour market positions, conditions of employment, values and valuations of work and factors at the work organisation level. The collected basic data are confidential.
The used standard classifications of Statistics Finland are those on occupations, industries, socio-economic groups, levels of education and regions.
Data collection methods and data sources
The data are collected with personal face-to-face interviews using a standardised questionnaire. The sample is obtained from the labour force survey by drawing from it either employed persons or wage and salary earners. Between 3,000 and 6,500 persons have been interviewed in each survey round. Non-response rate in the quality of work life survey has varied between eight and 22 per cent.
The quality of work life survey has so far been conducted in 1977, 1984, 1990, 1997, 2003 and 2008.
Time of completion or release
The data from the surveys have usually been ready within a couple of months from the end of the field work period. The first published reports have come out in abour six months from the end of the survey.
Data and published reports are available from the 1977, 1984, 1990, 1997,2003 and 2008 quality of work life surveys. The initial report from the 2013 survey is ready in the autumn 2014.
employment relationship, hours worked, occupational health, well-being at work, work communities, work satisfaction, working conditions, working life, workload
Data from the sureys have been released to outside researchers after removal of personal identifiers. Printouts and analyses are also produced from them to customer requirements.
Last updated 09.07.2014