University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0712
Survey Title 4th Basic Survey on Learning (High School Students Edition), 2006
Depositor Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute
(Former Name:Benesse Corporation)
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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
quantitative research: micro data
Universe General course second-year high school students in four regions in Japan (listed below)
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 4,464 people (Tokyo: 1,376 people, regional cities: 1,852 people, rural areas: 1,236 people)
Date of Collection
Time Period
Spatial Unit Four regions in Japan [Tokyo and urban and rural areas in Tohoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu regions]
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire survey distributed and collected through schools
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) Attributes
- Gender
- Humanities and science courses

(2) State of learning at school  
- Subjects respondent plants to take in next three years of high school
- Favorite subject
- Level of understanding of classes
- Classroom style
- Preferred study methods at school

(3) State of learning at home
- Frequency of home learning
- Time spent learning outside school
- When respondent starts studying before tests
- Details of learning at home
- State of learning at home
- “Learning” in everyday life

(4) Learning opportunities outside school
- Use of tutoring school (juku)/prep school (frequency/type)
- Use of various learning opportunities

(5) Learning methods  
- Learning methods
- Types of learning method

(6) Use of media

(7) Perceived grades 
- Self-evaluation of grades
- Grades respondent desires to achieve
- Grades that respondent thinks he or she can achieve with effort
- Perceived grades/perceived learning
- Feelings/worries about learning

(8) Attitude to future path/entering higher-level schools  
- Sitting entrance exams and desired level of schooling
- Desired type of university
- Desired entrance exam method
- Future desired occupation

(9) View of society/value system  
- Benefits of study
- View of society/value system
- Time orientation (future-minded or present-minded)   

(10) Situation of participation in extracurricular activities

(11) Mental and physical fatigue  

(12) 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.
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Notes for Users *School names are not publicly available.Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.