University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0895
Survey Title Present and Future of University Management: Nationwide Survey of University Management, 2010
Depositor Center for Research on University Management and Policy, The University of Tokyo
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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 asked university administrative staff nationwide about their work, career plans, and the actualities and attitudes thereof. It aims to examine the nature of the university administrative organization for the future of university management.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Various administrative staff at the main office and departments of national, public, and private universities throughout the country
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Number distributed: 17,645 people, responses: 5,909 people (national universities: 1,587 people, (other) public universities: 598 people, private universities: 3,724 people), response rate: 33.5%
Date of Collection 2010-02-12 ~ 2010-03-15
2010/02/12 – 03/15
Time Period 2010 ~ 2010
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure Probability: Cluster
Extraction and selection of subjects were accomplished as follows.
At our targeted universities and departments, we distributed materials to subjects randomly selected based on mailed distribution manuals.
At each university, ten administrative staff from the main office and five from departmental offices received the materials.
Main office: 737 universities * 10 = 7,370 people
Departmental office: 2,055 departments * 5 = 10,275 people
Total: 17,645 (distribution amount)
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Postal survey (self-administered survey, distributed and collected by postal mail)
Investigator Center for Research on University Management and Policy, The University of Tokyo
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0895
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 (1) About respondent
Gender, age, highest level of educational attainment, family, place you were first employed, number of years working at current university, presence/absence of work opportunities at the university from where you graduated

(2) About your current work
Process by which you were hired at your current university
Number of different workplaces you've experienced
Work experience at the university's main office
Current duties
Other duties you've discharged
Current position (title)
Reason you chose your current line of work
What comprises the bulk of your work
Work hours (weekly) and salary last year

(3) About the university where you currently work
Thoughts on the issues currently faced by your university
Thoughts on your workplace
Thoughts on the work for which you are currently responsible
Thoughts on the human resources system at your workplace
Future and presence/absence of introduction of new human resource systems
Impression of current state of university management
Impression of the influence of incorporation (national/public universities)
University management system (private university)

(4) About your career
Thoughts on your own future
Thoughts on your career path
Field in which you would like to specialize
Fields in which you would like to become skilled
Knowledge you want to gain for your future career
Learning opportunities you undertook for gaining knowledge and their effects
Learning opportunities you want to undertake to gain knowledge
Factors preventing your entry into graduate school
Ideal picture of your future as a university administrative staff

*For details on survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2015/07/30
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Higher and further education
Working conditions
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2015-07-30
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.