University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0526
Survey Title Survey on Work and Sex, 2005
Depositor AERA, The Asahi Shimbun Company
(Former Name:AERA, The Asahi Shinbun Company)
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Summary There has been little previous discussion of the relationship between sex and work but merely a presumed connection between women working and birth rates. However, these are not individual problems and should, instead, be treated as social problems.

What sort of relationship exists between working hours, work motivation/stress, and sexual activity between spouses and romantic partners? Are there workplaces that are likely to lead to sexless relationships? A self-administered survey was administered to a total of 800 working men and women to uncover the facts of work and sex and to identify the ways in which sex is closely related not only to on-the-job experiences but also the workplace atmosphere.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Male and female workers (including part-timers, contract workers, self-employed workers, etc.) aged 20 to 59 years who have a spouse or a cohabiting partner
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Number of responses: 800 people (men and women: 400 each; people in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s: 100 each)
  Sample size  Number of responses
   2,620       800
Date of Collection 2005-12-30 ~ 2006-01-04
2005/12/30 – 2006/01/04
Time Period 2005 ~ 2006
Spatial Unit
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection Internet survey using InfoPlant panel
Investigator The editorial department of AERA, The Asahi Shimbun Company
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0526
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) AERA, pages 32 to 36, The Asahi Shimbun Company, February 27, 2006
Yuji Genda, Juri Saito, “Connections between work and sex,” Asahi Shinsho 024, The Asahi Shimbun Company, January 2007
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items (1) Attributes, etc.
Gender, age, age of partner, registered marital status, employment status, employment status of partner, occupation, title, annual income, highest level of educational attainment, number of children with partner, working hours per week, days off per week, time respondent usually gets home

(2) Partner relationship
Number of years cohabiting with partner, how respondent met partner, income inequality with partner, division of living expenses with partner, time spent conversing with partner on regular workdays

(3) Sexual relationship with partner
First-time sexual experience, frequency of sex with partner, birth control, opportunities for sex, hours spent having sex, describing what sex is to you, degree of sexual satisfaction

(4) Work/workplace, etc.
Social stratum respondent belongs to, motivation to work, workplace atmosphere, work-related stress

(5) Non-partner sex
Sex other than with current partner (presence/absence, frequency, hours spent having sex, describing what sex with non-partner is to you, degree of sexual satisfaction, how respondent met the person), someone of the opposite sex who attracts respondent’s attention in the same workplace, motivation to work if there is someone of the opposite sex who attracts respondent’s attention in the same workplace

(6) Unemployment/relocation, etc.
Unemployment or relocation experience, sex when experiencing unemployment or relocation
Date of Release 2007/06/08
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Version 1 : 2007-06-08
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