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ZA5909: Flash Eurobarometer 398 (Working Conditions)

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  • ZA5909_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 14 MBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2014): Flash Eurobarometer 398 (Working Conditions). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5909 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5909
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 398 (Working Conditions)
Current Version1.0.0, 2014-6-17,
Date of Collection03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractWorking 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.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Work and Industry
Topics Topics
  • 1 Labour and employment
  • 1.1 Working conditions


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)
UniversePopulation 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.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS ITALIA, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (total)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (Belgium)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (Bulgaria)
  • 03.04.2014 - 04.04.2014 (Czech Republic)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (Denmark)
  • 03.04.2014 - 04.04.2014 (Germany)
  • 03.04.2014 - 04.04.2014 (Estonia)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (Ireland)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (Greece)
  • 03.04.2014 - 04.04.2014 (Spain)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (France)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (Croatia)
  • 03.04.2014 - 04.04.2014 (Italy)
  • 03.04.2014 - 04.04.2014 (Republic of Cyprus)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (Latvia)
  • 03.04.2014 - 04.04.2014 (Lithuania)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (Luxembourg)
  • 03.04.2014 - 04.04.2014 (Hungary)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (Malta)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (Netherlands)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (Austria)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (Poland)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (Portugal)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (Romania)
  • 03.04.2014 - 04.04.2014 (Slovenia)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (Slovakia)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (Finland)
  • 03.04.2014 - 04.04.2014 (Sweden)
  • 03.04.2014 - 05.04.2014 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2014-6-17 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 26571
Number of Variables: 336
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • 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.
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.