University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0870
Survey Title Working Person Survey, 2012
Depositor Recruit Works Institute
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Summary Recruit Works Institute has been planning and implementing a periodic and multifaceted survey of “the reality and consciousness of employment among working individuals,” which have been steadily changing in response to social and economic trends in recent years. This is the seventh survey of the series and was conducted in September 2012. The purpose is to clarify the reality and consciousness of working individuals in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Since the sixth survey in the series, the method used comprises an Internet survey.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Men and women aged 18 to 59 years (excluding students) who worked at least one day in the last week of August 2012 as regular employees, contract workers/employees on a short-term contract (shokutaku), dispatched workers (haken shain), part-timers/casual part-timers (arubaito), or outsourcing contractors in the Tokyo metropolitan area within a 50-kilometer radius (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama prefectures).
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 9,790 (male: 5,631, Female: 4,159)
Date of Collection 2012-09-19 ~ 2012-09-27
2012/09/19 – 09/27
Time Period 2012 ~ 2012
Spatial Unit tokyo
Tokyo metropolitan area within a 50-kilometer radius (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama prefectures)
Sampling Procedure Non-probability: Quota
Participants were divided into an employee group and part-timer group (see definition below), and were assigned to a group by gender, 5-year age group, and area.

The employee group comprises “regular employees and staff.”

The part-timer group comprises “contract workers/employees on a short-term contract (shokutaku),” “dispatched workers (haken shain),” “part-timers” “casual part-time workers (arubaito),” and “outsourcing contractors.”
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Since the sixth survey in the series, the method used comprises an Internet survey.
Investigator Recruit Works Institute, the analysis support provided by INTAGE Inc.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0870
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 [Basic attributes]
Gender, age, place of residence, place of birth

[Current style of working/workplace/job]
Employment status, month and year/age of job commencement, attributes of workplace (industry/number of employees/location), number of working days/hours, occupation type, whether or not experienced job transfer, employment contract, satisfaction with the job, opportunities for contact with foreigners at work and workplace, etc.

[Style of working in the first job after graduation]
Graduation year and age before entering the workforce, school graduated from, deciding the future path, first job after graduation (mode of work/style of working/employment contract/employer type, resigning), attributes of first employer after graduation, job-hunting activities, etc.

[Style of working from second job onwards (from second, up to seventh)]
Impetus to change jobs, reason for resigning from previous job, searching for a new job, attributes of previous employer/number of working days/ occupation type, etc.

[Current position]
Position, promotion speed, personnel changes, view of careers, intention to change jobs, desire to find a job in birthplace, intention to be independent, intention to work overseas, etc.

[Skills/learning behavior]
Skills acquired, utilization of non-working hours, educational institutions attended since entering the workforce, reading, meetings with a career consultant, etc.

[Work and careers]
Things respondent considers important when working, desired style of working, etc.

[Face items/way of thinking]
Existence of a spouse, age of first marriage, annual income (respondent/spouse), presence of children, cohabitants, head of household, highest level of educational attainment, academic grades in the third year of junior high school, parents’ highest level of educational attainment, self-perception, experience of living abroad, language skills in English and Asian languages, etc.

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2013/09/25
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Employee training
Working conditions
Social and occupational mobility
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2013-09-25
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