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Survey Number 0253
Survey Title Working Person Survey, 2000
Depositor Recruit Works Institute
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Summary This survey was conducted as an attempt to uncover the reality and consciousness of employment among business people working in major business areas. In particular, the survey investigates their attitude to switch jobs and develop their careers.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Employees of private firms and public agencies, including full-time, contract, temporary, and part-time staff, aged between 18 and 59 years and working in the Metropolitan, Kansai, and Tokai area (excluding students)
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Effective responses
Metropolitan area: 13,221 (male: 9,097, female: 4,124)
Kansai area: 2,012 (male: 1,379, female: 633)
Tokai area: 2,020 (male: 1,386, female: 634)
Date of Collection 2000-08-17 ~ 2000-10-17
August 17-October 17, 2000
Time Period 2000 ~ 2000
Spatial Unit ibaraki
Metropolitan area within a 50-kilometer radius (Tokyo Metropolis and the Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, and Ibaraki Prefectures)
Osaka area within a 30-kilometer radius (Kyoto, Osaka, and Hyogo Prefectures)
Nagoya area within a 30-kilometer radius (Aichi Prefecture)
Sampling Procedure Mixed probability and non-probability
Area sampling
Employees are divided into two groups -a firm/agency staff group and part-time staff group- and allocated according to their sex and a five-year age group. The firm/agency staff group includes full-time, contract, and temporary employees. The part-time staff group includes part-time employees.An employee is defined as a person who has worked for more than one day until the end of July 2000.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire
Placement (self-administered) method
Investigator Works Institute
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0253
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator)
Works Institute (May 2001) Survey on Working Persons, 2000 (Metropolitan area)
Works Institute (June 2001) Survey on Working Persons, 2000 (Kansai area)
Works Institute (June 2001) Survey on Working Persons, 2000 (Tokai area)
These reports are available on the website of the Works Institute:
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo(Metropolitan area)][Chosa-hyo(Kansai area)][Chosa-hyo(Tokai area)]
Major Survey Items Questionnaire Items:

(1) Employment status: Current employment status, working hours per week, degree of satisfaction with current employment status, and desirable employment status.

(2) Current employer: Industry, size, capital, managerial position, annual compensation, factors affecting compensation, experiences, and times of internal transfer.

(3) Experience with job resignation and career switch: Experience with and the number of previous job resignations, year/month and age when employed by the current employer, voluntary turnover, reasons for turnover, sources of information on the job switch, useful information source on the job switch,ways of finding new employer, person who provided information about the current employer, period of job switching activity (considering switching jobs, information gathering, applying for the job, getting an offer, and joining the firm), number of firms considered during the job switch (number of firms R applied to, number of firms R interviewed with, and number of jobs offered), reasons for choosing current employer, and degree of overall satisfaction with current employer.

(4) Previous employer: Number of employees working for the previous employer, occupation prior to job switch, occupation immediately after job switch, annual compensation prior to job switch, annual compensation after job switch, payment of employment insurance, and degree of overall satisfaction with job switch.

(5) Working style and job switch in the future: Intention to switch jobs in the future, phase of job-switching activity, reasons for not indulging in job-switching activity, reasons for intending to switch jobs, important factors for selecting the new employer, occupation that R wants to switch to, information source that R wants to use, obstacles in the job switch, recognition of employment agencies,
recognition of services/specialties of employment agencies, attractiveness of employment agencies,recognition of temporary employment agencies, recognition of services/specialties of temporary employment agencies, attractiveness of temporary employment agencies, prefecture of origin, intention to execute a U-turn switch, intention to execute an I-turn switch, intention to be independent, strength of the intention to be independent, intention to conduct a side business, intention to seek job at a venture company, wish for a internal transfer, and reasons behind wishing for an internal transfer.

(6) Qualification/certification and self-education: Current occupation and number of years of experience, working style preferred by R, employment uncertainty, trust in employers' efforts to retain employees, usefulness of the certification/qualification that R holds, English capability, PC literacy, activities of daily information gathering, efforts toward self-education within the last one month (method of self-education, time spent in self-education, and expenditure on self-education), and services that R wants to use for self-education.
Face items:
Sex, age, spouse, if spouse is employed, if R has children, housemates, education, department of school that R graduated from, work experiences as a furita or freeter (yes/no, period, if the freeter experience was useful in the development of personal skills), and experience in participating in magazine surveys.
Date of Release
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Vocational education and training
Working conditions
Social and occupational mobility
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2002-10-22
2 : 2003-02-14
Notes for Users The data were weighted to match the attributes of the parent population.
Data sets are written in Japanese.