University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0730
Survey Title 2nd Basic Survey on Learning (Junior High School Student Edition), 1996
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” has been conducted targeting elementary school, junior high school, and high school students in Japan 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.

This is the second survey and questionnaire items are almost the same as those in the first survey in 1990. The characteristics of this survey are as follows.
(1) Shows changes over time
The survey has been planned for the purpose of longitudinal investigation, and survey items have been considered so that they can be used with every survey.

(2) Allows comparison of the actual state of learning in elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools
As this survey has survey items that are deliberately in common, changes over time between elementary schools, junior high schools, and high school can be compared.

(3) Allows broad appreciation of the actual state of learning

(4) Carefully considers the selection of a survey sample
The survey schools have been selected in three regions: metropolitan areas, regional cities, and rural areas so that the survey results relate to students in Japan. The fifth grade of elementary school, second year of junior high school, and second year of high school have been selected for the survey because they are thought to be the most stable.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Second-year junior high school students in three regions in Japan
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Valid responses: 2,755 (metropolitan areas: 937 people, regional cities: 1,035 people, rural areas: 783 people)
Date of Collection 1996-05 ~ 1996-06
Time Period 1996 ~ 1996
Spatial Unit tohoku
Metropolitan areas (23-ku (wards) of Tokyo), regional cities (prefectural capitals in Shikoku), and 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
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0730
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) Attribute
- Gender

(2) Learning at school
- Subjects respondent likes and dislikes
- Level of understanding of classes
- Subject respondent wants to study harder

(3) Studying 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

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

(6) Other learning opportunity

(7) What respondent feels when studying

(8) Regarding grades received in school
- Current overall grades
- Grades respondent wants to get
- Grades respondent can get with effort

(9) When respondent feels happy while studying

(10) Important things to get good grades

(11) Thoughts on studying

(12) Level of usefulness of studying

(13) Value system

(14) Perceived grades-perceived academic skill

(15) Desired future path

(16) Type of high school respondent wants to go to

(17) Method of advancement to higher education respondent desires (on recommendation, by regular entrance exam)

(18) Future occupation

(19) Time spent on studying at home, time spent on watching TV, bedtime

(20) Use of media

(21) Regarding home life
Date of Release 2011/07/21
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Compulsory and pre-school education
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2011-07-21
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.