Flash Eurobarometer 398 (Working Conditions)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • European Commission, Brussels
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • TNS ITALIA, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • TNS Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • TNS UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia (Data Collector)
  • TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Work and Industry
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Labour and employment
    • Working conditions
  • Abstract

    Working conditions. Topics: assessment of the current working conditions in the own country; changes in working conditions in the own country over the last five years; satisfaction with own working conditions at present respectively in last job; changes in personal working conditions over the last five years; satisfaction with selected aspects of current respectively of last job: working hours, workload, attractiveness of tasks, personal autonomy, recognition of personal opinion in decision making about own work, health and safety, work-life balance; main reasons for dissatisfaction with working hours in current respectively in last job; benefits from the following measures on current job: at least one break after six hours of work, working days limited to 13 hours, at least one day off per week, at least four weeks of paid holidays per year; offers to take special leave, to work part time or with flexible hours, or to work from home; involvement in the following processes over the past twelve months in current respectively in last job: changes in work organisation and / or working conditions, discussions on work-related problems with manager, colleagues, or employee representatives, reception of information about the financial situation and the future of the company, health and safety issues at work; respondents with fixed term contract respectively with temporary agency work contract were asked: own salary is equivalent to the one of the corresponding permanent employees, own working conditions apart from salary are equivalent to those of the corresponding permanent employees; main health and safety risks in current personal workplace respectively in last job; sufferance from selected job related health problems in the last twelve months respectively in the last job; total of days of sick leave due to job related health problems in the last twelve months; availability of the following health and safety related measures at the own workplace: information or training for staff, prevention, adaptive measures for the employment of disabled, chronically ill, or older people, reintegration of sick employees, addressing of new and emerging risks. Demography: age; sex; nationality; professional position; occupation; employment status in the past five years; current employment status; number of employees in the company (company size); part or full time job; number of employers at present; type of contract; age at end of education; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: type of phone line; target groups; nation group; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-04
    Czech Republic
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-04
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-04
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-04
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-04
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-04
    Republic of Cyprus
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-04
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-04
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-04
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-04
  • 2014-04-03 / 2014-04-05
    United Kingdom
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Croatia (HR)
Sampled Universe
Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the 28 Member States and aged 15 years and over. The survey covers the national population of citizens as well as the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in these countries and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 26571
    Number of Variables: 336
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5909 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 398. Working Conditions. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, April 2014. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_398_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 24 | Registration Date: 2014-06-17