University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0727
Survey Title 1st Basic Survey on Learning (Elementary and Junior High School Students Edition), 1990
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 gain information about the actual situation of learning in a broad sense, not restricted to likes and dislikes for study, learning behaviors, study methods and other superficial phenomena but including the stance regarding learning, environment, and learning in everyday life.

In addition, the survey items were prepared to grasp longitudinal changes and characteristics between elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools. Attention has been paid to the following points so that the survey can be conducted in the future and changes over time can also be grasped.

(1) In principle, items have been limited to those that can be asked across elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools.
(2) To ensure that changes over time are visible, each item has been considered individually so that it can be used with every survey.
(3) The survey schools have been selected so that the survey results relate to students in Japan.
(4) The second year of junior high school has been selected for the survey because it is thought to be the most stable year in junior high school.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Elementary school and junior high school students in three regions in Japan (listed below)
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 2,578 elementary school students, 2,544 junior high school students
Date of Collection 1990-09 ~ 1990-10
Time Period 1990 ~ 1990
Spatial Unit tohoku
tokyo
shikoku
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 Fukutake Shoten Educational Research Institute
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0727
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 [Elementary school student survey]

(1) Attributes
- Year in school, gender

(2) Daily life
- What respondent usually does
- Books respondent usually reads and television programs respondent usually watches

(3) Study at school
- Favorite subject
- Level of understanding of classes
- Subjects respondent wants to study harder

(4) After-school lessons and after-school clubs outside of school that respondent goes to (music, calligraphy, abacus, sport, English. art, etc.)

(5) Whether respondent goes to a tutoring school (juku)
- Type of tutoring school (juku) that respondent goes to
- Number of times per week respondent goes there
- Average hours of study per day at tutoring school (juku)

(6) Study at home
- Method of studying at home
- Whether respondent has own study room

(7) Behavior during class (13 items)

(8) Thoughts on studying (9 items)

(9) Important things to get good grades
- Things respondent thinks important (effort, listening carefully in class, the desire not to lose to others, etc.)
- Among these, the most important thing

(10) Whether respondent is thinking of taking junior high school entrance exams

(11) Desired future path (junior high school, high school, specialized training college, junior college, four-year university, not sure)

(12) Grades received at school
- Current grades
- Grades respondent desires to achieve
- Grades that respondent thinks he or she can achieve with effort

(13) Way of spending time on weekdays at home
- Time spent on studying
- Time spent on watching television
- Bedtime

(14) Value system (6 items)

(15) Level of mental and physical fatigue (6 items)

(16) Family background/relationship with family (9 items)

[Junior high school student survey]
(1) Attributes
- Gender

(2) Study at school
- Favorite subject
- Level of understanding of classes
- Subjects respondent wants to study harder

(3) Study at home
- Number of days respondent usually studies at home (per week)
- Main home study
- When respondent starts studying before a test
- Method of studying at home
- Type of study method
- Home study behavior

(4) Behavior during class (8 items)

(5) Tutoring school (juku) and prep school
- Whether respondent goes there 
- Number of days respondent goes there per week
- Type of tutoring school (juku) or prep school respondent goes to

(6) Other learning opportunities (home tutor, education by correspondence, learning materials for home use, summer classes, remedial lessons)

(7) Learning in daily life (15 items)

(8) Grades received at school
- Current overall grades
- Grades respondent desires to achieve
- Grades that respondent thinks he or she can achieve with effort

(9) When respondent feels happy while studying (7 items)

(10) Important things to get good grades
- What respondent thinks is important (effort, good study methods, listening carefully in class)
- Which of the above respondent thinks is most important

(11) Worries about learning (14 items)

(12) Significance of studying (8 items)

(13) Commitment to grades (5 items)

(14) Desired future path (junior high school, high school, specialized training college, junior college, four-year university)

(15) Type of high school respondent wants to go to (vocational high school, academic-track high school, academic high school, etc.)

(16) Desired future occupation (12 items)

(17) Usual ways of spending time outside of school
- Time spent on studying
- Time spent focusing on studying
- Time spent on watching television
- Bedtime

(18) Level of mental and physical fatigue (6 items)

(19) Regarding extracurricular activities

(20) Whether respondent has own study room

(21) Family background/relationship with family (9 items)
Date of Release 2011/05/19
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Compulsory and pre-school education
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2011-05-19
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.