University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0825
Survey Title Survey among Supports of Children and Young People with Difficulties, 2011
Depositor Office for the General Promotion of Policy on Youth Affairs and Childrearing, Cabinet Office, The Government of Japan
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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 This survey was conducted to obtain basic information for examining how essential support should be provided, by gathering information about the substance of support and current issues, images of children and young people with difficulties as seen from the supporting side, etc., using specific nonprofit organizations across Japan that support children and young people who have difficulties in living smoothly in society, such as NEETs and those who have withdrawn from society (hikikomori), (hereinafter, “surveyed organizations”) and employees engaged in support therein (hereinafter, “surveyed employees”) as survey samples.

To achieve the above purpose, separate questionnaires were provided for each type of survey sample, with surveyed organizations responding to a questionnaire for “Survey A” and surveyed employees responding to a questionnaire for “Survey B.”
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe [Survey A] Specific nonprofit organizations that are registered in the “Japan Specific Nonprofit Organization Information Search Portal” and that include any of “hikikomori” (“social withdrawal”), “school nonattendance,” “high school dropouts,” “unemployed youth,” “NEET,” “part-timer (freeter),” or “development disorder” in their articles of association as of August 1, 2011

[Survey B] Employees and officers engaged in support at the organizations targeted by Survey A
Unit of Observation Individual,Organization
Sample Size [Survey A] sample size: 714, valid responses: 447, valid response rate 62.6%
[Survey B] sample size: 2,856 (4 people × 714 organizations), valid responses: 1,064
Date of Collection 2011-10-03 ~ 2011-11-10
2011/10/03 – 11/10
Time Period 2011 ~ 2011
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure Total universe/Complete enumeration
Non-probability: Availability
* See “Universe”
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Self-administered survey (drop-off/pick-up method)

*However, conducted as a mail survey only if either of the following conditions applied:
- Organizations located on remote islands (8 organizations)
- Organizations that requested distribution or collection by mail when conducting the survey
Investigator Office for the General Promotion of Policy on Youth Affairs and Childrearing, Cabinet Office, The Government of Japan, survey carried out by Shin Joho Center, Inc.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0825
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 [Survey A]

(1) General situation of organization
- Scope/locations of activities, website use, number of employees, arrangement of employees, activity funding, income related to support, employee hiring/turnover, essential capabilities of employees

(2) State of support staff
- Qualifications/experience of employees and volunteers, employees’ years of employment/age composition/number of days off per week/wage type, various allowances/social insurance for employees

(3) Details of support
- Details/method of support provided, details/method of support that produces the greatest results, improving support environment, problems support recipients suffer from, number of support cases, presence of free support and systems providing support at a reduced rate or with a fee exemption, thoughts on support, cooperating/collaborating agencies, presence of support records, conducting support worker meetings

(4) Education and training for employees, etc.
- State of providing education and training opportunities/details/thoughts, state of conducting research on support recipients

(5) Issues faced by support organizations
- Issues relating to corporate structure, issues relating to support

[Survey B]

(1) About the respondent
- Gender, age, employment status, support experience, jobs held before, motivation to accept the current job

(2) Issues in providing support
- Situation of the case that was most difficult to support/age/support period/issues/growing-up experiences/family issues

(3) Evaluation of details of actual practice
- Self-evaluation during support provision period, issues to resolve within the organization

(4) Basic stance regarding support
- Thoughts on providing support, involvement in developing support guidelines/points that are important, at what point support can be concluded

(5) Support workers’ consciousness
- Things that need to be resolve to provide support, changes to salaries, feelings of satisfaction with the organization’s environment/treatment, intention to continue the job, skills/education and training that are important to provide support, organization’s support guidelines, things that are important when collaborating with related agencies

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2012/07/25
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Equality, inequality and social exclusion
Specific social services: use and availability
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2012-07-25
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.