University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0739
Survey Title 2nd Basic Survey on Childrearing Life (Elementary School and Junior High School Edition), 2002
Depositor Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute
(Former Name:Benesse Corporation)
Restriction of Use For detailed information, please refer to 'For Data Users' on the SSJDA website.

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Educational Purpose Available for both research and instructional purposes.
Period of Data Use Permission One year
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SSJDA Data Analysis Not available
Summary This survey was conducted to capture the actual state and guardians’ attitudes toward discipline and education. Benesse has conducted surveys for this purpose in 1997 and 1998, and the survey this time in particular was designed to allow comparison with the 1998 survey.

The characteristics of this survey may be summarized as follows.
1. Allows an appreciation of changes over time
2. Allows an appreciation of differences between school years from first-grade elementary school students to third-year junior high school students
3. Allows an appreciation of regional differences in child-rearing
4. Adds new items to capture attitudes and behavior in response to changes in the educational environment

*The data provided consist of only the responses from mothers in the Greater Tokyo Area. Data of responses from guardians in regional cities and rural areas have not been available.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Guardians of children in first grade in elementary school to third year in junior high school in the Greater Tokyo Area, regional cities, and rural areas
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Number of responses: 9,857 people, number distributed: 13,228, response rate: 74.5%
*The data provided consist only of the responses from 6,085 mothers in the Greater Tokyo Area.
Date of Collection 2002-09-01 ~ 2002-09-01
Time Period 2002 ~ 2002
Spatial Unit ohoku
The Greater Tokyo Area (Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa prefectures), regional cities (prefectural capitals in Shikoku), and rural areas (Tohoku region) 
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire survey completed at home and distributed and collected through schools
Investigator Benesse Corporation
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0739
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) Child’s attributes
Child’s gender, year in school, order of birth

(2) Involvement with the child
Frequency of conversation with the child, frequency of seeing child’s development, worries and concerns about the child

(3) Disciplining the child
Information sources on discipline and education for the child, child’s daily behavior and lifestyle habits, level of satisfaction with state of child’s lifestyle habits and independence, things respondent keeps in mind when raising a child, education policy at home
(4) Child’s study
Number of hours and days the child studies at home, child’s grades in school, involvement with child’s learning, view of academic ability and view of study, level of schooling respondent desires for the child, whether respondent intends to make the child take junior high school entrance exams (whether the child took junior high school entrance exams)

(5) Level of satisfaction with school efforts

(6) How the child spend non-school days

(7) Child’s tutoring schools (juku) and after-school lessons
After-school lessons the child has experienced, after-school lessons the child is currently taking, child’s after-school lessons respondent is most satisfied with, educational expenses per child

(8) Regarding respondent
Whether day-to-day childrearing is enjoyable; relationship; respondent’s and spouse’s age, occupation, occupation type, and experience of graduating from an institution of higher education; household possessions; family structure

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2013/07/10
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Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2013-07-10
Notes for Users *The data provided consist only of the responses from 6,085 mothers in the Greater Tokyo Area.

*The following data are not publicly available.
- Q1 (1) School name
- Q8 F
- Q12 (1) A–D, F, J, K, P
- Q12 (2)
- Q16 (2)
- Q17 (5)
- Q20
- Q21 (6) 1, 8
- Q21 (8), (9), (10)