University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0753
Survey Title 45th Fact-finding Survey on Student Life, 2009
Depositor National Federation of University Co-operative Associations
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Summary The “Fact-finding Survey on Student Life” has been conducted every October since 1963 with the objective of clarifying the state of university students’ lifestyles, especially, financial life, and the views and behavior of university students, to enhance the lives of university students through the implementation of the results in the activities and operations of university co-operatives. The 2009 survey is the 45th survey.

In this survey, in addition to the pre-existing survey items on matters such as living expenses and consumption behavior, items have been added on matters such as methods and tools of communication used in building relationships with others.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Undergraduate students in national/prefectural/municipal and private universities
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Number of responses: 9,660 people

*To more accurately capture changes over time, the summary and analysis in the report utilizes the 9,660 cases (response rate: 34.8%) collected from the 31 University Co-ops targeted every year.
Date of Collection 2009-10 ~ 2009-11
October to November, 2009
Time Period 2009 ~ 2009
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure Probability: Simple random
Probability: Stratified
Probability: Stratified: Proportional
Random sampling (Sampling was performed using the student lists or similar of each University Co-op.)
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Self-administered mail survey (by hand in some cases). Responses collected were computer-processed by an external provider contracted to the National Federation of University Co-operative Associations.
Investigator National Federation of University Co-operative Associations
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0753
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Questionnaire
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Major Survey Items (1) Attributes
- Major, year in school, age, gender, marital status, university entrance exams, type of residence/layout and size/bathroom, mode of transportation to commute to school, commuting time

(2) University life, daily life and activities
- University life:
Number of days per week attending university/time of arriving at and leaving from university, number of classes today, whether respondent likes university, fullness of student life, important aspects of university life, whether current university/major was respondent’s first choice, reason for choosing current university, about classes, facilities and environment of the university currently attending, level of satisfaction with relationships with people and atmosphere at the university

- Employment:
Planned path,worries, behaviors attuned to graduate employment,initiatives to find work in desired occupation and occupation type, deciding on desired occupation and occupation type

(3) Daily life
- Reading and buying books:
 Average time spent reading per day, number of books purchased in the past one month (for study and research, other than for study and research, magazines)

Student club activities: membership of student clubs, number of clubs joined, number of days involved in club activities, content of activities, expectations for and reasons for joining clubs

- Situation of hospitalization/receiving outpatient services:
Whether respondent has been admitted to hospital or been an outpatient in the last six months due to illness or accident and injuries (whether or not experienced, total number of times outpatient services were received, total number of times hospitalized),details of accident and injury

- Meals in one day:
 Timing of meals in one day/location/content/purchase expenses

- Worries regarding daily life:
Worries in daily life, people to confide in (existence of such people, closest confidant, need for somebody to confide in)

- Applicable items with regard to building relationships with others (14 items)

- Troubles encountered since entering university (15 items)

(4) Consumption behavior  
- Possession and use of personal computers: possession, timing and source of purchase of own computer

- Driver’s license:
Whether respondent has a driver’s license, when respondent got a driver’s license, how respondent applied to a driving school, plan to get a driver’s license

(5) Content of Co-op activities, evaluation and use of Co-ops
- Co-op books division:
 Number of visits and purchases in the last month,evaluation of co-op bookstore/comparison with off-campus outlets (11 items), score for books division, off-campus outlets that were compared with Co-op

- Co-op retail division:
 number of visits and purchases in the last month, evaluation of retail division, comparison with off-campus outlets (10 items), score for retail division, off-campus outlets that were compared with Co-op

- Co-op cafeteria:
 Number of visits and use in the last week, evaluation of co-op cafeteria/comparison with off-campus outlets (12 items),score for Co-op cafeteria, off-campus eateries that were compared with Co-op

- Thoughts on the Co-op’s activities: general representatives’ meetings, suggestion cards/product request cards, reflection of suggestion questionnaire results, awareness of Co-op officials’ activities, intention to participate in running of the Co-op, Co-op news, awareness of mutual aid activities, anti-nuclear and peace-related activities, Co-op’s environmental conservation activities, awareness/participation in “reading marathons,” awareness that Co-op is a non-profit organization, Co-op’s profit-sharing with members and university, existence of association, satisfaction with Co-op currently, overall view of Co-op  

(6) Economic life
- Living conditions
 Current living conditions and future outlook,impacts on economic life recently, measures taken with respect to future income, areas to conserve/increase spending, 貯金の有無- 目的

- Scholarship funds:
 Condition of receipt and use

- Part-time (arubaito) job:
 Current part-time (arubaito) job (existence, number of days worked in a week, average hours worked per day, hourly wage, starting time),part-time (arubaito) work experience in the last six months/income/main purpose of spending income

- State of living expenses:
 Living expenses for one month (breakdown of income and expenditure), use of “meal card”, “meal coupon,” and “healthy meal ticket”

- Special expenses over the past half-year (details, amount, amount incurred personally), special expenses envisaged over the next half-year (details, overall amount)

- Occupation and annual income of father and mother

Date of Release 2011/07/21
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Consumption and consumer behaviour
Higher and further education
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2011-07-21
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.
- The number of cases in this dataset is 18,277 (73 University Co-ops), which does not match the number of respondents to the survey.
- Information on the universities used in the report are not included in this dataset.