University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0380
Survey Title Working Person Survey, 2002
Depositor Recruit Works Institute
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Summary This survey was conducted in an attempt to uncover the reality and consciousness of employment among business people working in the Metropolitan, Kansai, and Tokai areas. The survey specifically 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 18-59 years and working in the Metropolitan, Kansai, and Tokai areas (excluding students)
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Effective responses
Metropolitan area: 13,085 (male: 9,010, female: 4,075)
Kansai area: 2,010 (male: 1,423, female: 587)
Tokai area: 2,010 (male: 1,427, female: 583)
Date of Collection 2002-08-19 ~ 2002-10-31
August 19-October 31, 2002
Time Period 2002 ~ 2002
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 and Gifu Prefectures)
Sampling Procedure Mixed probability and non-probability
Area sampling
Employees are divided into two groups-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 by the end of July 2002.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire
Placement (self-administered) method
Investigator Works Institute
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0380
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Works Institute (January 2003) Survey on Working Persons, 2002 (Metropolitan area)
Works Institute (February 2003) Survey on Working Persons, 2002 (Kansai area)
Works Institute (February 2003) Survey on Working Persons, 2002 (Tokai area)
These reports are available on the website of the Works Institutes
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Questionnaire items:

(1) Working style from first job to current job: Employment status (first job, current job), degree of satisfaction with current employment status, intention of continuing current employment status, desirable employment status, intention of working as a temporary staff and desirable working condition as a temporary staff, experience and period of working as a freeter, and experience and period of working as temporary staff.

(2) Current employer: Year/month and age when employed by current employer; marital status and if spouse is employed; if R has children, age of youngest child when employed by current employer; working hours per week; current occupation and years of experience; industry; managerial position; factors affecting compensation; evaluation of current employer; rate of overall satisfaction.

(3) Experience with job resignation and switch: Experience with and number of times R has resigned from a job; voluntary turnover; reasons for turnover; sources of information on the career switch; useful information source for the career switch; method of finding new employer; person who provided information about the current employer; period of job switching activity (considering job switch, information gathering, applying for jobs, receiving an offer, and joining the firm); number of firms considered for the job switch (number of firms R has applied to; number of firms R has interviewed with; and number of job offers R has received); reasons for choosing current employer; if current employer is the desired choice when R began work at the first employer; qualifications/certifications before career switch; effective qualifications/certifications for career switch; if R holds any English certification such as STEP and TOEIC, and if they are effective in the job switch.

(4) Previous employer: Employment status at previous employer, industry, number of employees, capital, working hours per week, occupation prior to switch, occupation immediately after switch, number of years of experience in previous occupation, annual compensation prior to switch, annual compensation in the first year after the switch, years of employment with previous employer, payment of employment insurance.

(5) Working style and job switch in the future: Intention to switch jobs in the future, phase of job switching activity, reason for intending to switch jobs, information source that R wants to use, important conditions for choosing a new employer, obstacles in the job switch, expected annual compensation after job switch, recognition of temporary employment agencies, recognition of services/specialties of temporary employment agencies, attractiveness of temporary employment agencies, recognition of employment agencies, recognition of services/specialties of employment agencies, attractiveness of employment agencies, prefecture of origin, intentions for U-turn switch, intentions for I-turn switch, intention to be independent, strength of intention to be independent, image of independence, wish for an overseas transfer, intention to conduct a side business, reasons for conducting a side business, and attitude and behavior toward job switching activity.

(6) Qualification/certification and self-education: Sense of fitness in the occupation, skills needed in the current occupation, time required to master the skills for the current occupation, and career image. Efforts for self-education within the last one month: Method of self-education, time spent in self-education, expenditure on self-education, and benefit plan for education and training (if R is an objective person: use and effect of self-education and intentions for future use).

Face items:
Sex; age; spouse; if spouse is employed; if R has children, number of children and age of youngest child; housemates; education; department of school that R graduated from; experience in dropping out of school; annual compensation; experience in participating in magazine/internet 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 : 2004-11-24
1.1 : 2021-09-14
Notes for Users The data were weighted to match the attributes of the parent population.
Data sets are written in Japanese.