University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0710
Survey Title 4th Basic Survey on Learning (Elementary School Student Edition), 2006
Depositor Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute
(Former Name:Benesse Corporation)
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Educational Purpose Available for both research and instructional purposes.
Period of Data Use Permission One year
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Summary The “Basic Survey on Learning/national survey” has been conducted every five years since 1990 for the purpose of ascertaining the attitudes and behavior of Japanese students regarding learning. This survey asks the same schools to cooperate each time on the almost same question items and is thus able to accurately assess longitudinal changes since 1990. The survey subjects are elementary, junior high, and high school students in metropolitan areas, regional cities, and rural areas. Characteristically, the survey is able to capture differences among regions and levels of schooling.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Fifth-grade elementary school students in three regions in Japan (listed below)
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 2,726 people (metropolitan areas: 1,105 people, regional cities: 684 people, rural areas: 937 people)
Date of Collection 2006-06 ~ 2006-07
Time Period 2006 ~ 2006
Spatial Unit tohoku
Three regions in Japan [metropolitan areas (23-ku (wards) of Tokyo), regional cities (prefectural capitals in Shikoku), rural areas (Tohoku region)]
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Self-administered questionnaire survey distributed and collected through schools
Investigator Benesse Educational Research & Development Institute
(Former Name: Benesse Corporation)

DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0710
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract in Japanese.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items (1) Basic attributes
- Gender

(2) State of learning at school
- Favorite subject
- Level of understanding of classes
- Classroom style
- Preferred study methods at school

(3) State of learning at home
- State of learning at home
- Time spent learning outside school
- “Learning” in everyday life  

(4) Learning opportunities outside school
- Use of tutoring schools (juku) (frequency, type), time spent on study per session
- After-school lessons

(5) Use of media

(6) Perceived grades 
- Feeling about learning
- Self-evaluation of grades
- Grades respondent desires to achieve
- Grades that respondent thinks he or she can achieve with effort
- Perceived grades/perceived learning
- Worries/motivation/joy of learning

(7) Attitude to future path/entering higher-level schools 
- Desire to take junior high school entrance exams
- Type of junior high school respondent intends to take the entrance exam for
- Desired level of schooling
- Future desired occupation

(8) View of society/value system
- Benefits of study
- View of society/value system

(9) Mental and physical fatigue

(10) Regarding home life
- Property
- Relationship with parent(s)
- Whether parent(s) graduated from university or junior college

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2013/08/28
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Compulsory and pre-school education
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2013-08-28
Notes for Users *School names are not publicly available.Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.