FSD3344 Men Living without a Steady Relationship 2018-2019

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  • Kinnunen, Anu (Tampere University)


cohabitation, family life, interpersonal relations, loneliness, marriage, partnerships (personal), sexuality


The dataset consists of 17 texts, written by men aged 25-64 who were living without a steady relationship. In the invitation to write, men who were living without a steady relationship either of their own will or for other reasons were asked to describe their experiences and perceptions regarding the matter as extensively as possible. The participants could, for example, be divorced or widowed, or have no experience of steady relationships.

The participants were asked to discuss how they experienced living without a steady relationship and what sources of joy and sorrow they had in their life. They were also asked to consider what they thought the reasons were for them living without a steady relationship. Additionally, the writing guidelines prompted the respondents to describe how they would want society to take into account those who are living without a steady relationship.

Background information included the respondent's gender, age and how long they had been living without a steady relationship. The data were organised into an easy to use HTML version at FSD.

The dataset is only available in Finnish.

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