University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0157
Survey Title 35th Fact-finding Survey on Student Life, 1999
Depositor National Federation of University Co-operative Associations
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Summary Since 1963 we have conducted an annual survey in October for the purpose of realizing a fuller campus life by clarifying, in particular, the economic life of university students as well as their consciousness and activities, and by making the findings reflect on our business and various activities. This 1999 survey, the 35th of the kind, was carried out when the student life has entered an extremely difficult situation, reflecting an unstable economic climate characterized not only by a prolonged recession but also by the bankruptcy of big firms and banks. Employment anxieties are shared by more and more freshmen/ women and sophomores due to the increasing unemployment rate. The survey demonstrates how, under such circumstances, the students are trying their best to polish themselves in various moments in student life in preparation for the day they start a career life. The survey also demonstrates the fact that students are actually doing what they want to do and getting what they want to get within their limited budget and making both ends meet according to their values.
Universe Students of 54 universities nationwide.
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 11,144 responses from a sample of 24,725 students from 54 universities (Rate of return: 45.1%)
Time Period October, 1999
Spatial Unit All over Japan
Sampling Procedure Random sampling
Mode of Data Collection Questionnaires were mailed and partially handed to the respondents.
Investigator The National Federation of University Co-operative Associations
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) The National Federation of University Co-operative Associations (April 2000) Dai 35-kai gakusei no shohi seikatsu no kansuru jittai chosa hokoku-sho. [Report of the 35th Survey on 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; means of transportation to school; and commuting time.
II Economic life:
Present and future financial outlook; earning and spending measures; breakdown of monthly earnings and expenses; telephone/beeper bills, and type of telephone; special spending in past six months and future six months; and part-time work in past six months, earnings, and purpose.
III Daily life and activities:
Meals in a day, eating place, and price; daily life (days spent on campus per week; arriving and leaving time; number of classes attended today, activities between last class and home; important areas of campus life; degree of fulfillment; and impression of university-favorable or not); PC and word processor held, plans for purchase, and how to choose one from many; 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; concerns in daily life; hospitalization and visits to doctor in past six months; and parents' occupation and annual iincome.
IV Use of Co-ops:
Book Store (Shoseki-bu)(frequency of use in past month, and evaluation and important characteristics of Book Store); General Store (Kobai-bu) (frequency of use in past month, and evaluation and important characteristics of General Store); Cafeteria (weekly frequency of use, and evaluation and important characteristics of Cafeteria); attitudes to Co-ops (recognition of Conference of Delegates, recognition of Opinion Card, participation in operation, recognition of mutual-aid enterprise; recognition of student participation in activities; the Co-op News; level of interest in peace issues; recognition of peace efforts; Co-op's UNICEF fund-raising; closeness/familiarity, degree of satisfaction, and overall evaluation); etc.
Date of Release 2000/06/06
Version Registered on June 6, 2000.
Topics Society/Culture
Education/Learning
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