Participants sought for studies Do you work as a cabin crew? Participate in a survey-study

Flight attendants' employment terms and work conditions have rarely been a subject of research attention. New airline business models and most recently – the COVID-19 pandemic – have shaken the industry, reshaping crews’ working environment. Researchers at Karolinska Institute aim in a new survey-study to examine how those changes impact cabin crews' health, and flight safety.

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Study in brief

The aim of the survey is to collect data on European cabin crews’ employment and working conditions, health and experiences regarding flight safety in the ramp-up following the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey is a part of an ongoing research project on ‘sustainable flight safety’ – linking socioeconomic aspects, health and safety. In an earlier study, called High flying risk (2018), Karolinska Institute analyzed the link between airline companies’ safety climate, working conditions and flight safety among pilots. Today, in the light of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the researchers want to continue and deepen this research.

The design of the study

In this confidential survey, you will be presented with questions about yourself, your work as cabin crew, and your health.  Your answers are important to gain knowledge of what cabin crews' working conditions look like today, and how the work environment and aviation safety can be improved. The questionnaire consists of 140 questions and the completion time is approximately 20–40 minutes. You do not have to answer the entire questionnaire at once. You can save your answers and finish the survey at a later occasion if you wish. Your participation is voluntary. If you agree to participate, please be aware that you are free to withdraw at any point throughout the study. 

Who can participate

If you currently work as a cabin crew at a European airline company, you are welcome to participate in this survey.

To take the survey

Please note that the survey closes on the 14th of December.


If you have any questions regarding the content of the survey, please contact Filippa Folke, PhD student at Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience. 
E-mail: or Phone: +46 734414115

More information

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Filippa Folke

Phd Student
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Marika Melin

Assistant Senior Lecturer

Processing of personal data

All your data will be processed in compliance with The General Data Protection Regulation Regulation (EU 2016/679). You have the right to ask that any data you have supplied to that point be withdrawn/destroyed, and to omit or refuse to answer any question that is asked of you. The research project has undergone ethical review and was approved by the Regional Ethics Review Board in Stockholm (dnr 2020-04055 and 2022-01660-02).