FSD2972 University of Tampere Survey for Fifth-year Students 2013
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Study description in other languages
- University of Tampere. University Services
employment, higher education institutions, students (college), tutoring, undergraduates
The survey, conducted by the University of Tampere for its fifth-year students in 2013, examines progress with studies, working during studies, planning of studies, and plans after graduation.
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"). The respondents were also asked how much university studies had improved their skills (e.g. communication skills, project skills).
Relating to employment, the respondents were asked whether they had worked during studies and during the academic year 2012-2013, and to what extent they agreed with statements about working during studies (e.g. "I work because I want to avoid taking a student loan", "Working takes up time needed for studies"). The respondents were also asked to what extent they thought various things would affect their employment (e.g. performance in studies, work experience, international experience).
Views on future plans were surveyed by asking the respondents when they were going to graduate, which things might affect their graduation date, and which line of work they aimed at after graduation. Finally, the respondents were asked which educational institution and field of study they had primarily wanted to be accepted into when they had applied and whether they studied full-time or part-time.
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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