University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0736
Survey Title 3rd Basic Survey on Learning (Elementary School Student Edition), 2001
Depositor Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute
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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 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, and characteristically, the survey is able to capture differences among regions and levels of schooling.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Fifth-grade elementary school students in three regions in Japan [metropolitan areas (23-ku (wards) of Tokyo), regional cities (prefectural capitals in Shikoku), and rural areas (Tohoku region)]
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Valid responses: 2,402
[849 people in metropolitan areas (23-ku (wards) of Tokyo), 708 people in regional cities (prefectural capitals in Shikoku), and 845 people in rural areas (Tohoku region)]
*The first survey (1990): 2,578 people, the second survey (1996): 2,665 people
Date of Collection 2001-5 ~ 2001-6
Time Period 2001 ~ 2001
Spatial Unit okyo
Three regions in Japan [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 survey distributed and collected through schools
Investigator Benesse Corporation
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0736
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) Regarding learning in school
Favorite subject, disliked subject, level of understanding, subject respondent wants to study harder

(3) Regarding class lessons in school  
Behavior during class,lecture method respondent likes 

(4) Studying at home 

(5) Daily life   
Learning in daily life, what respondent feels when studying

(6) After-school lessons, after-school clubs outside of school
(7) Use of learning opportunities outside of school  
Use of tutoring schools (juku), number of days respondent goes there, type of tutoring school (juku)(for studying/preparing for entrance exams), average hours of study and number of students per class at the tutoring school (juku)

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

(9) Grades received in school
Self-evaluation of grades, grades respondent desires to achieve, grades respondent can achieve with effort

(10) Worries about learning

(11) Perceived grades/perceived academic ability 

(12) Motivation to advance to higher education
Intention to take junior high school entrance exams, level of education respondent desires to reach

(13) Use of media like PC and TV, etc.  

(14) Regarding home life  
Possessions, relationship with parents,whether parents have graduated from an institution of higher education 

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2013/06/20
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Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2013-06-20
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.

*The following data are not publicly available. - Q1(1), (2), - Q14