How is Finland doing?
Without knowing about the coronavirus pandemic that hit Finland in the spring of 2020, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health collected data between November 2019 and January 2020 on the well-being at work of Finnish employees in an ongoing research project. Following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the related exceptional measures, respondents to this earlier survey were invited to participate again in May/June 2020.
Since this the survey has been conducted every six months, and at the moment is part of the Sustainable Growth Program for Finland.
By comparing the results of the survey before the start of the exceptional circumstances and the situation once it had lasted a few months, the research project produces unique research data on possible changes in the well-being at work of the population during the coronavirus pandemic.
Authors of the study
Materials and techniques
The study examines the Finnish population's experiences of well-being at work and the lack thereof in a broad sense (e.g. work engagement, job burnout, job satisfaction, boredom, workaholism, working while sick), working conditions and work-related attitudes (e.g. fairness, insecurity, cohesion), other aspects of well-being (health, work ability, depression, life satisfaction) and negative events in private life.
The study will also examine the extent to which the above experiences and changes in them may differ between different groups of the population and employees.