University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0731
Survey Title 2nd Basic Survey on Learning (High School Student Edition), 1996
Depositor Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute
(Former Name:Benesse Corporation)
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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 survey 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 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
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Second-year students in public academic-course high schools

Attribute classification according to advancement to universities (results from March 1990)
Super-academic-track schools: number of students accepted to a national university (at least 200, with at least 10 into the University of Tokyo or Kyoto University)
Academic-track schools: number of students accepted to a national university (at least 100)
Semi-academic-track schools: number of students accepted into a national university (at least 10)
Other academic-track schools: types of academic-track schools other than those mentioned above (*The number of students accepted into a national university is less than 10)

(Note) As the schools sampled in the first survey were requested to cooperate again, the attribute classification according to advancement to universities from the first survey were reused without change. Accordingly, actual advancement to universities when the survey was conducted may differ slightly.
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Valid Responses 2,615 (Super-academic-track schools: 652, academic-track schools: 309, semi-academic-track schools: 925, other academic-track schools: 729)
Date of Collection 1996-05 ~ 1996-06
Time Period 1996 ~ 1996
Spatial Unit tohoku
Urban areas and rural areas in four regions in Japan (23-ku (wards) of Tokyo, Tohoku, Chugoku/Shikoku, and Kyushu)
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.0731
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 desires to achieve
- Grades respondent can achieve 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 ability

(15) Desired future path

(16) Future occupation

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

(18) Use of media

(19) Regarding home life
Date of Release 2011/07/21
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