University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0719
Survey Title 3rd Basic Survey on Childrearing Life (Elementary School and Junior High School Edition), 2007
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 This survey was conducted to capture the actual state of child-rearing life in the homes of guardians of elementary and junior high school students and their attitudes toward discipline and education. Benesse has conducted surveys for this purpose in 1998 and 2002, and this survey was designed to allow analysis by comparison between years.

The characteristics of this survey may be summarized as follows.

1. Appreciates changes over time
2. Allows an appreciation of differences between school years from first-grade elementary school students to third-year junior high school students
3. Adds new items to capture attitudes and behavior in response to changes in the educational environment

*The data provided consist of the mothers’ responses only.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Guardians of children in first grade in elementary school to third year in junior high school in the Greater Tokyo Area (Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa prefectures)
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Number of responses: 7,282
Number of questionnaires distributed: 9,962
Response rate: 73.1%

*The data provided consist only of responses from 6,770 mothers.
Date of Collection 2007-09-01 ~ 2007-09-01
Time Period 2007 ~ 2007
Spatial Unit tokyo
The Greater Tokyo Area (Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa prefectures)
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Self-administered questionnaire survey completed at home and distributed and collected through schools
Investigator Benesse Educational Research & Development Institute
(Former Name: Benesse Corporation)

DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0719
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) Child’s attributes
Gender, year in school, number of siblings, order of birth, relationship to respondent

(2) Respondent’s (guardian’s) attributes
Mother’s and father’s age, occupation, and occupation type, financial comfort in life, family structure

(3) Worries and concerns about childrearing
Daily life; child’s growth and development, personality, attitudes, and friendships; child’s play, discipline, and education; about respondent

(4) Sources of information about discipline and education
Information sources, those that respondent particularly refers to

(5) Child’s daily behavior and lifestyle habits
What the child can do on his or her own, things that respondent wans her child to do “a little more properly,” level of satisfaction with lifestyle habits and state of independence

(6) Things that apply to daily life
Playing with child, conversation with child about friends and teachers, family eating meals together, participating in school events, seeing child growing up, etc.

(7) Things respondent keeps in mind when raising a child
Well-regulated life, greetings and politeness, friendship, use of mobile phones, etc.

(8) Education policy at home
Thinking about discipline and education together with spouse, not meddling in child’s study habits, spending money as necessary on education, etc.

(9) Relationship with spouse (child’s father)
Discussions with spouse, whether spouse cooperates in child-rearing, communication with child, etc.

(10) Situation of child’s learning at home and involvement in learning
Time child spend on study at home, grades received at school, etc.

(11) Child’s use of media
Use of computers and mobile gaming devices, etc.

(12) How the child spend non-school days
Resting and relaxing at home, playing outside with friends, going out with family, etc.

(13) Level of satisfaction with school efforts and guidance
Discipline and guidance on lifestyle, responses to issues such as bullying problems, teaching fundamental academic skills in subjects, whether guardians can easily ask questions or consult, etc.

(14) Thoughts on academic abilities and study
It is sufficient to have academic abilities enough to lead an ordinary life without difficulty in the future, desire for child to improve grades to be able to get into the best university possible, desire to have accurate knowledge of child’s weak areas of learning, etc.

(15) Level of education respondent desires for her child

(16) Junior high school entrance exams/tutoring schools (juku)/after-school lessons, current educational expenses
Whether respondent wants her child to take junior high school entrance exams, whether or not child has taken junior high school entrance exams, use of tutoring schools (juku) and after-school lessons, educational expenses, etc.

(17) Joy of raising a child

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2013/12/25
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Compulsory and pre-school education
Family life and marriage
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2013-12-25
Notes for Users *The data provided consist only of responses from 6,770 mothers.

*The following data are not publicly available.
- Q1 (1) School name
- Q13

Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.