University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0799
Survey Title 60th Fact-finding Survey on the Students' Life in University of Tokyo, 2010
Depositor Student Committee of The University of Tokyo
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Period of Data Use Permission One year
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Summary The University of Tokyo Student Committee Student Life Survey Office has conducted the “Fact-finding Survey on Student Life at the University of Tokyo” of University of Tokyo students every year since 1950, excluding 1952 (the year of the basic survey on student health insurance) and 1968 (the year of the University of Tokyo Protests), and this is the 60th survey.

The initial aim of the survey was to delineate the situation of hardship in student life, with a focus on economic aspects, or, in other words, to investigate levels of poverty. After the period of rapid economic growth, however, the survey was expanded to investigate a wide variety of aspects of student life in addition to economic aspects, including campus life, worries and anxiety, expectations of university, and values.

The basic survey items cover (1) household circumstances, (2) living expenses, (3) residence and commuting, (4) scholarships, (5) part-time (arubaito) job. Requests on other items are also taken into account, and in this survey, items regarding graduate employment and anxieties/concerns have been expanded.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Undergraduate students of the University of Tokyo
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 1,455 people
Date of Collection 2010-11 ~ 2010-12
Late November to Late December 2010
Time Period 2010 ~ 2010
Spatial Unit tokyo
Within the University of Tokyo
Sampling Procedure Probability: Stratified
1/4 of currently enrolled students were randomly sampled by department and specialization.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
self-administered mail survey
Investigator Student Committee of the University of Tokyo
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0799
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.Basic Items
- Gender, department, type of high-school graduated from, admitted straight from high school (geneki) or admitted after additional year preparing for entrance exams (ronin), year in school, year of enrollment
2.Regarding admission, advancement to higher education, and studies
- Motivation to enroll, experience of studying abroad, curriculum, path after graduation

3.Regarding employment
- Desired occupation type, reason

4.Anxieties and concerns
- Degree of concerns, people to confide in, experiences of anxiety, university responses, health problems, health services

5.Requests to university
- Curriculum reform, expansion of scholarship programs, support for study abroad, adequate consulting for job hunt, promoting internationalization, etc.

6.Home situation
- Location of family home, family structure, person supporting family finances, parent’s occupation, annual household income
7.Living expenses
- Living expenses, burden of tuition payment
8.Residence and commuting
 - Area of residence, type of residence, transportation used to commute, commuting time

 - Receiving scholarships, usefulness of scholarships  
10. Part-time work (arubaito)
  - Part-time (arubaito) work experience, type, time, income, purpose, living conditions  

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2011/12/01
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Version 1 : 2011-12-01
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