University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0118
Survey Title Attitudes Survey among Working Women, 1992
Depositor Recruit Works Institute
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Summary Since 1979 Recruit Research has continued "research on working women" to clarify their work and life consciousness. This survey was conducted six years after the Equal Employment Opportunity Law was implemented in 1986. Although those years saw gradually expanded women's employment opportunities, helped by the boom period, the job offers-to-seekers ratio for new female graduates (of universities and junior colleges) dropped to 0.93 this year as firms became less and less willing to hire women. Thus we prepared this survey for the specific purpose of capturing what working women think of the workplace, job, and life in general under the current situation.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Currently working women aged between 20 and 39 who live in the Metropolitan area within a 30-kilometer radius (excluding the self-employed)
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 1,562 effective responses
Date of Collection 1992-08-20 ~ 1992-09-09
August 20-September 9, 1992
Time Period 1992 ~ 1992
Spatial Unit tokyo
The Metropolitan area within a 30-kilometer radius
Sampling Procedure Probability: Stratified
Probability: Stratified: Proportional
Sampling ratios were applied so that the age composition and the composition of forms of employment match those of the 1987 Report of the Basic Research on the Employment Structure (by Somu-cho, the Management and Coordination Agency). The sample base consists of employed women between 20 and 39 years of age who live in Tokyo Metropolis (excluding officials).
Mode of Data Collection Self-report questionnaires were distributed by visiting.
Investigator Recruit Research The field work was performed by the Information Science Center.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0118
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Recruit Research (February, 1993) Wakingu uman ni kansuru chosa, 1992 [Research on Working Women, 1992]
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items [Demographic items]
Age, last school completed, and type of family.
[Questionnaire items]
Employment: form of employment; occupation; title; seniority; annual income; and size of firm's workforce and firm's industry.
Work consciousness: evaluation of current job (level of interest, sense of fulfillment, sense of fitness, exercise of abilities); worry about job (e.g. unclear future); availability of work model; availability of person to consult; sexual harassment experienced and response to it; purpose of working; and orientation to career-track jobs (whether Respondent feels it attractive to work like men on career track.; whether Respondent sometimes feels she does not want to work like these men), and reasons for it.
On the educational system: availability of educational/training programs for female employees; evaluation of quantity of education/training; education/training received, its difficulty, usefulness, and degree of satisfaction; and future education/training desired.
Future work intentions: type of work desired, type of work not desired; desired way of relating oneself to work in the future and the possibility; desired direction of advancement; areas of current work to be improved; intention for child-care leave; intention to continue work; and timing of leaving job.
Switching jobs: past experience and number of jobs switched; reasons for switching (whether based on one's own intention or not; dissatisfaction with previous firm(s); what attracted Respondent to current firm); method of getting job switch information; intention for job switch; conditions for new firm; and form of employment desired at new firm and its reasons.
On life in general: attitudes to life and work; marital status; marriage intentions and work/home weight desired after marriage; work/home weight desired before marriage and reality; children; intention for childbearing; and number of children desired.
Date of Release
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Working conditions
Family life and marriage
Gender and gender roles
Topics in SSJDA Employment/Labor
Version 1 : 1999-10-13
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