The survey showed that coping issues were also associated with the perceived quality of employment. According to TEK’s Analyst Arttu Piri, who is responsible for the survey, it appears that coping issues can also reflect on salary through how demanding the selected job is.
“When it comes to the salary of Finns working full-time in the private sector, there was a significant difference between the groups. The concerned respondents had a basic salary that was, on average, more than one hundred euros lower than the non-concerned respondents.”
Working together with universities, TEK has carried out the TEK Graduate Survey (page in Finnish) for recent graduates since 2011. The survey examines the skills, study progress, working life experience and employment situation and overall satisfaction with the completed degree of academic engineers and architects at the time of their graduation. The survey was open to all academic engineers and architects graduating in Finland. It was answered by roughly 60 percent of the 2021 graduates.