University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0201
Survey Title 36th Fact-finding Survey on Student Life, 2000
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 2000 survey, the 36th of the kind, was carried out when the student life has entered an extremely difficult situation.
Since the campas life of university students has a large place depending on their parents, it is very severe reflecting parents' economic conditions. Moreover, when there is also a background that an unemployment rate rises, employment uneasiness for the students is growing severe steadily.
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.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Students of 64 universities nationwide.
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 14,231 responses from a sample of 31,650 students from 64 universities (Rate of return: 45.0%)
Date of Collection 2000-10-01 ~ 2000-10-01
October, 2000
Time Period 2000 ~ 2000
Spatial Unit Japan
All over Japan
Sampling Procedure Probability: Systematic random
Probability: Stratified
Probability: Stratified: Proportional
Random sampling
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Questionnaires were mailed and partially handed to the respondents.
Investigator The National Federation of University Co-operative Associations
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0201
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) The National Federation of University Co-operative Associations (June 2001) Dai 36-kai gakusei no shohi seikatsu no kansuru jittai chosa hokoku-sho. [Report of the 36th 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, reflected results of the responded questionnaires to Co-ops; the Co-op News; closeness/familiarity, degree of satisfaction, and overall evaluation); etc.
Date of Release
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Consumption and consumer behaviour
Higher and further education
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2001-09-12
2 : 2002-09-19
Notes for Users The total by this data is not in agreement with the numerical value "national total" indicated by the report according to the following situations.
1. The information about the sampled university and the weight which were used for calculating "national total" is not included in this data. 2. The number of cases of this data is 14,243, and is not in agreement with the number of responses (14,231) reported by the investigators.
Moreover, there is no offer of the data of the question #10. Please understand the situation.
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