University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0079
Survey Title 28th Fact-finding Survey on Student Life, 1992
Depositor National Federation of University Co-operative Associations
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Summary Since 1963 we have conducted an annual survey for the basic objective of grasping the economic life of university students and their consciousness and behavior as consumers as data to facilitate further advancement of the business activities of University Cooperatives. This 1992 survey, the 28th of the kind, was carried out in October when signs of a deepening recession began to be seen. Because it is about consumption trends in the first half of the year, the survey only indicates that the recession has just started to affect the student life under parental protection. Nonetheless, it reveals that the students have begun to explore "downsizing" measures in various dimensions of life.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe A total of 39,972 students were sampled from 107 universities nationwide (rate of return: 61.7%), and, for national aggregation, a total of 15,755 students who attend pre-selected 33 universities were chosen from the day-time student cohorts of the original sample.
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 9,849 responses from 15,755 day-time students who attend 33 universities. (Rate of return: 62.5%)
Date of Collection 1992-09 ~ 1992-10
September-October, 1992
Time Period 1992 ~ 1992
Spatial Unit Japan
All over Japan
Sampling Procedure Probability: Systematic random
Probability: Stratified
Probability: Stratified: Proportional
We gave each university a sampling ratio in accordance with the number of undergraduate students, and sampled from their ID numbers at regular intervals.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Questionnaires were mailed and partially handed to the respondents. The mailing as well as collecting was done by each cooperative.
Investigator The National Federation of University Co-operative Associations
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0079
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) The National Federation of University Co-operative Associations (May, 1993) Dai 28-kai gakusei no shohi seikatsu no kansuru jittai chosa hokoku-sho. [Report of the 28th Survey of the Student Consumption Life]
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items I Demographic items:
Department; year; sex and marital status; entrance exam; experience of waiting till next entrance exam period after failing in one; type of dwelling, layout, and area; and means of transportation to school.
II Economic life:
Present and future financial outlook; earning and spending measures; breakdown of monthly earnings and expenses; special spending in past six months and future six months; and part-time work in past six months, earnings, and their use.
III Consumption behavior:
Driver's license, period obtained, place of application, and plans to get within a year; overseas trips made, number of trips, agency used, and future plans; number of domestic trips made and student camps attended in past year; characteristics of stationery, PC, word processor, CD and other products Respondent takes as important upon purchase, and sellers; durable consumer goods and expensive products held and planned for purchase; credit card (number of cards held, future intention, current use, amount of payment, products purchased, etc.); money spent on books/magazines in past month (magazines, non-magazines, and money spent at Co-op); take-out foods (frequency of use, type of food purchased, place of purchase, prices, purpose of purchase, reasons for use, eating and drinking place, and degree of satisfaction); meals in a day, place of eating, price, etc.; and monthly budget for eating out.
IV Use of Co-ops:
Book Store (Shoseki-bu) (number of visits in past month; and evaluation of atmosphere, range of merchandise, number of days goods arrive, book information, etc. ); General Store (Kobai-bu) (frequency of use in past month, impression-favorable or not, range of merchandise, and floor Respondent wants to see improved or added); Cafeteria (weekly frequency of use; evaluation of price; menu; atmosphere; and degree of satisfaction); attitudes to Co-ops (recognition of Conference of Delegates, closeness/familiarity, degree of satisfaction, Co-op News, recognition of student support programs, and degree of use); Co-op's social efforts (level of interest in peace issues; recognition of and intention to participate in anti-nuclear and peace movements; and Co-op's UNICEF fund-raising).
V Daily life and activities:
Daily life (days spent on campus per week; arriving and leaving time; Saturday attendance; way of spending Saturdays, hours spent on reading; important areas of campus life; degree of fulfillment; and impression of university-favorable or not); degree of satisfaction with university facilities, and facilities to be improved; environmental issues (level of interest, matters of interest, etc.); hospitalization and visits to doctor in past six months, and accidents and injuries in past six months.
VI Off-campus schools and qualifications:
Off-campus schools attended, type of school, and evaluation; qualifications Respondent wants to acquire before graduation; plans for attending off-campus schools; and foreign-language skills in conversation.
VII Family of origin:
Parents' place of living; parents' occupation and annual income; and furniture, electric appliances, and other home equipment.
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