FSD3621 Interviews with Employees and Entrepreneurs in the Private Sports and Physical Activity Sector 2016-2017

The dataset is (C) available for research only (including Master's, doctoral and Polytechnic/University of Applied Sciences Master's theses). The dataset may not be used for teaching, study (e.g. seminar papers, essays) or other theses (Bachelor's theses or equivalent).

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  • Koivunen, Tuija (Tampere University. Faculty of Social Sciences)


collective agreements, employees, entrepreneurs, exercise (physical activity), personality, sports centres, working conditions


This dataset consists of interviews with employees and entrepreneurs in the private sports and physical activity sector in Finland. The data were collected as part of the Uuden työn sukupuolistavat käytännöt ja sopimisen muodot project (2016-2018), funded by the Finnish Work Environment Fund.

First, the entrepreneurs were asked about the history, current state, branding, and prospects of their company. The employees were asked about their daily work routines and experiences of success or failure at work. All interviewees also discussed relationships with clients, agreements and contracts, and the significance of physicality and personality in their work. Interview questions also focused on gender-related matters, both in terms of employees and clients. Different interview schemes were used for interviews with employees and entrepreneurs.

Background information included the date on which the interview was held, the respondent's gender and occupation, and a fictitious name for the respondent's workplace/company. The data were organised into an easy to use HTML version at FSD.

The dataset is available only in Finnish.

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