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  • Yli-Heikkilä, Eveliina (2018)
    Tiivistelmä - Referat - Abstract Aims. The purpose of this Bachelor's Thesis was to find out the connection between the socio-economic status and getting on at home. The thesis is related to a home-based questionnaire survey conducted by Helsingin Sanomat in fall 2016. The thesis deals with getting on at home as part of household wellbeing. Domestic life can be considered a major factor influencing the physical and psychological well-being. The thesis examines how Finnish people getting on at home, both at the general level and among the various socio-economic groups. The socio-economic groups to be surveyed in this study were students, pensioners, unemployed, farmers, employees, lower officers, senior officers, entrepreneurs and other persons. Methods. The study was carried out as a quantitative study. The data consisted of numerical responses (N = 13,307) and respondents' socioeconomic status (N = 13,125) in the questionnaire conducted by Helsingin Sanomat in autumn 2016. People participate in the research through the Helsingin Sanomat website, so the material is not a statistically representative sample of Finns. The material is treated as a large sample. The study material was analyzed using by the IBM SPSS Statistics 24 software. The study material was analyzed using by descriptive analytical methods and the Kruskal-Wallis test. Results and Conclusions. According to the results, people who responded to the Helsingin Sanomat questioned got on at home very well. The socioeconomic position was related got on at home in such a way that people who have a high socio-economic status got on at home better than people in lower social groups. Unemployed persons and the students got on at home all the worst. According to the statistical tests, the results were statistically significant. According to research results, home is a significant place for Finns. As other well-being studies, getting on at home is linked to socio-economic status so that a high socio-economic status seems to predict better home comfort and well-being than a low socio-economic status. Based on results, we should pay attention to the inequalities of socio-economic groups in all aspects of life as well as supporting the comprehensive well-being of students and the unemployed persons.