FSD2971 University of Tampere Survey for Third-year Students 2013
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The survey, conducted by the University of Tampere for its third-year students in 2013, examines progress with studies, working during studies, financial circumstances, planning of studies, and studies and internship abroad.
Studies were first charted by asking the respondents to what extent they agreed with a number of statements relating to studies and study progress (e.g. "University studies have met my expectations", "I have progressed in my studies according to my plans"). Planning of studies was examined with questions about support received from the university when planning studies. Things that had negatively affected the progress of studies were charted. Several statements about study environment and ability to study were presented (e.g. "Students are treated fairly and equally", "I have received enough information and support to plan my studies").
Studies and internships abroad were surveyed by asking the respondents whether they were going to study or do an internship abroad, which ways of gaining international experience they found interesting, and to what extent they agreed with statements relating to the usefulness of studies and internship abroad (e.g. "Funding studies/internship abroad is difficult").
Relating to grants and benefits, the respondents were asked whether they had used study grant, whether they thought the remaining eligibility period for financial aid would suffice until graduation, whether they had taken a student loan, and whether they had avoided taking a student loan for some reason.
Regarding employment, the respondents were asked whether they had worked during studies, whether they had worked during the academic year 2012-2013, and to what extent they agreed with several statements related to working during studies (e.g. "I work because I want to avoid taking a student loan", "Working takes up time needed for studies").
Finally, the respondents were asked whether they studied full-time or part-time, which educational institution and field of study they had primarily wanted to be accepted into when they had applied, and whether they had considered doing their Master's in another field or university.
Background variables included, among others, the respondent's age, gender, field of study, school (faculty), number of credits, and length of internship/studies abroad.
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