University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0005
Survey Title Questionnaire Survey on Volunteer Activities, 1995
Depositor JTUC Research Institute for Advancement of Living Standards
(Former Name:Research Institute for Advancement of Living Standards)
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Period of Data Use Permission One year
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Summary Awareness of volunteerism is said to have undergone a major transformation after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. Accordingly, we consider it as important to grasp the current state of labor unions and union members with respect to their awareness of and attitudes toward volunteerism as well as their desired course of life and the future. This survey asks their opinion about private circles and organizations which extend self-supporting activities for societal purposes, and aims to obtain basic data for studying what role labor unions can possibly play in this field in the future. The survey consists of two questionnaires: (1) A Questionnaire on Labor Unions and Volunteer Activities (for JTUC-affiliated labor unions) and (2) An Individual Questionnaire on Volunteer Activities (for JTUC-affiliated union members).
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe (1) JTUC-affiliated unions selected by the Miyagi, Niigata, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Aichi, Shiga, Osaka, Okayama, Shimane, Ehime, and Fukuoka Chapters.
(2) JTUC union members selected by the unions.
Unit of Observation Individual,Organization
Sample Size (1) 588 effective responses from a sample of 1,100 unions (rate of return: 53.5%)
(2) 2,319 effective responses from a sample of 4,400 union members (rate of return: 52.9%)
Date of Collection 1995-11-01 ~ 1995-11-01
November, 1995
Time Period 1995 ~ 1995
Spatial Unit miyagi
Tokyo Metropolis and Miyagi, Niigata, Kanagawa, Aichi, Shiga, Osaka, Okayama, Shimane, Ehime, and Fukuoka Prefectures.
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
A record system in which questionnaires were mailed back to the researcher.
Investigator The Research Task Force at the Committee for Studying Non-Profit Organizations, JTUC-RIALS
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0005
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) JTUC-RIALS (December, 1996) Rodo kumiai to borantya katsudo-chosa hokoku, Hanshin-Awaji dai-shinsai to borantya [The Labor Union and Volunteer Activities: Survey Report-the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and Volunteerism].
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Kumiai Chosa-hyo][Kojin Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items (1) For unions
Demographic items: number of union members, number of local chapter members, type of industry, and address.
Questionnaire items: volunteer activities for the quake (union activities, amount of donation and its receiver, on-site activities, off-site activities, and changes in attitude to volunteerism after the quake); ordinary volunteer activities of the union and its members (members' degree of participation in volunteer activities, reasons for the union's passivity in engaging in volunteer activities, areas of union volunteer activities, volunteer circles and organizations tied to the union, fundraising, problems found in the relationships with volunteer organizations, and desirable relationships); and the union's volunteer supporting measures (union policy of volunteerism and opinion about it, plans of volunteer activities, current supporting measures, institutionalization of support, responsible units, major issues in volunteer efforts, and free opinion).

(2) For union members
Demographic items: sex, age, last school attended, family composition, place of residence and date of settling there, occupation, position held, employer's industry and size of workforce, workweek, form of duty, and experience in union office.
Questionnaire items: life's concerns; the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and volunteer activities (victimized relatives and friends, and participation in and cooperation with volunteer activities); volunteer activities in general (image, actual involvement, motivation for involvement, time spent for activities, membership in volunteer circles and organizations, satisfaction with involvement, volunteer experience of non-participants, and willingness in joining activities); donations to volunteer circles and organizations (experience, amount, nature of receiver, motivation for donation, continuity in donation, company's matching gift, and view of donating); and measures to activate volunteer activities (free answer space).
Date of Release 1998/04/01
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Version 1 : 1998-04-01
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