University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0737
Survey Title 3rd Basic Survey on Learning (Junior High School Student Edition), 2001
Depositor Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute
(Former Name:Benesse Corporation)
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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 school, junior high school, and high school students in Japan, and characteristically, the survey is able to capture differences between regions and levels of schooling.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Second-year junior high 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: 2,503
[Metropolitan areas (23-ku (wards) of Tokyo): 851 people, regional cities (prefectural capitals in Shikoku): 943 people, and rural areas (Tohoku region): 709 people]
*The first survey (1990): 2,544 people, the second survey (1996): 2,755 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.0737
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 of main five subjects, subject respondent wants to study harder

(3) Studying at home 
Number of days respondent studies at home, contents studied at home,when respondent starts studying before tests, study method, type of study method, studying at home, learning in daily life  

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

(5) Learning opportunities outside of school 
Use of a tutoring school (juku), number of days attended, type, number of students per class, learning opportunities other than tutoring school (juku)

(6) What respondent feels when studying

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

(8) Worries about learning 

(9) Perceived grades/perceived academic ability 

(10) Motivation to advance to higher education 
Intention to go to high school, type of high school respondent wants to go to, level of education respondent desires to reach, use of examination for recommended students

(11) Time spent on studying at home (weekdays and non-school days), time spent on watching TV (weekdays)

(12) Frequency of use of media like PC and TV, etc.

(13) Regarding home life
Possessions, relationship with parents,parents’ highest level of educational attainment

Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.
Date of Release 2013/06/20
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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), - Q13