University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0886
Survey Title 61th Fact-finding Survey on the Students' Life in University of Tokyo, 2011
Depositor Student Committee of The University of Tokyo
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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).

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 61st survey targeted male and female graduate students. As such, the focus of the survey items was on the lifestyles of graduate students. Specifically, items relating to reasons for attending graduate school, participation in conferences and study abroad, research activity, employment, anxiety/worries, expectations of university, family situation/ state of living expenses, research scholarships and scholarships, part-time work (arubaito), and support systems for research and student life, etc., were included.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Male and female graduate students enrolled in the University of Tokyo
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Sample size: 2,621
Response rate: 45.3%
Date of Collection 2011-11 ~ 2011-12
Late November to late December 2011
Time Period 2011 ~ 2011
Spatial Unit tokyo
Within the University of Tokyo
Sampling Procedure Probability: Stratified
1/4 of enrolled students were randomly sampled by faculty
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
A postal survey was carried out, which was filled in by the targets themselves (self-reporting)
Investigator Student Committee of The University of Tokyo
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0886
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, age, course/year in school, affiliated faculty, main place for carrying out research, campus, university graduated from, experience working full time before returning to school, year of enrollment, etc.

(2) Objectives for entering graduate school
Reasons for attending graduate school, reasons for choosing a graduate school of the University of Tokyo, path envisioned when selecting the school, etc.
(3) Participation in academic societies/research activities
Number of academic societies affiliated with, number of presentations/participation in conferences over the last year, experience of conducting research study overseas, experience of/desire to study abroad, student exchange program, thoughts on and satisfaction with research outputs so far, everyday life in the research lab, amount of research costs shouldered by respondent, experience of being an adjunct instructor/TA/RA, number of days per week respondent comes to campus, frequency of being on campus outside of regular hours (night, weekends/holidays), utilization of study space in current research lab, presence of an own/shared desk, plan to write a dissertation, language used in research, average time spent on research (daily, weekly)
(4) Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake
Place respondent was at when it happened, response in research laboratory/by university office after it occurred, gathering of information, awareness of emergency stockpile at the university, etc.

(5) Employment
Desired path after completing a program, desired future place of employment, employment prospects, source of information for job hunt, expected time between completing a doctoral program and getting a research post, etc.

(6) Anxiety and worries
Anxiety and worries regarding student life, person available to confide in/frequency of consultation, experiences and worries over the last six months, hopes for university efforts to reduce anxiety, health problems over the past year and treatments, use of and satisfaction with university health services, etc.
(7) Requests to university
Importance of university’s contribution to society and initiatives toward internationalization, something respondent particularly wants to request to or expects of the university, etc.
(8) Home situation/living expenses
Location of parents’ home, marital status, number of children and childrearing, number of family members,financial provider in the household,parents’ annual income/occupation, living expenses (income and expenditure items), etc.

(9) Regarding research fellowships and scholarships
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science research fellowships or other scholarship-type allowance, main expenditure of scholarship-type allowance, etc.

(10) Part-time work (arubaito)
Part-time work (arubaito) over the past year (type, time, income, person who introduced respondent, reason, use of income, obstacles to study), current living conditions, etc.

(11) Support system for research and student life
Transportation used to commute, time needed for one-way commute, level of satisfaction with extra-curricular facilities and health and welfare facilities, etc.

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2014/07/07
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