University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0913
Survey Title Survey of University Students' Attitudes toward Careers, 2013
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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 is a national survey jointly administered by the Kyoto University Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education and the Dentsu Scholarship Foundation that investigates the lifestyle actualities and career attitudes of university students and their learning. It has been conducted once every three years since 2007. In 2013, the University of Tokyo Center for Integrated Education Research also became an administrator.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe First- and third-year students attending 4-year universities or 6-year medical/pharmacy universities
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size
1st year university students: 835(481 men, 354 women)
3rd year university students:707(407 men, 300 women)
Total:1,542(888 men, 654 women)
Date of Collection 2013-11-08 ~ 2013-11-14
November 8-14, 2013
Time Period 2013 ~ 2013
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure Other
Macromill monitors randomly sampled (Macromill, Inc. carried out the survey)
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Internet survey
Investigator DENTSU Scholarship Foundation, survey carried out by Macromill, Inc. and Nihon Daily Tsushinsha Co., Ltd.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0913
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) Face items
Gender, location of high school you graduated from, establishment type of your high school, establishment type of your university, humanities/science specialization, whether this was your first choice, age, prefecture of residence, time you go to school, etc.

(2) About scholarship
Salary situation (allowance, part-time job, scholarships, other), presence/absence of waived tuition/class fees, presence/absence of scholarship, type of scholarship, plans to repay scholarship, reasons for accepting it

(3) About university life
Reasons considered most important when deciding to move on to college (before enrolling/now), skills/things you learned or gained while in college (in class/outside of class), average time per activity per week (class, friends, TV, etc.), things you study unrelated to class, things you emphasize in your university life, fulfillment of university life, etc.

(4) About volunteering and internships
Participation in volunteer activity/effects of participation, participation in company/school/ governmental office, etc., internships/effects of participation

(5) About outlook on the future
How you spent your high school years, effects of guidance counseling, outlook on the future, etc.

(6) About career education classes
Partaking in participatory classes, taking credit-awarding career education classes, attendance in career formulation support lectures, etc.

(7) About the job search and your life plans
Individual consultation about employment, consultation opportunities (teacher, senior student, administrative staff, counselor, etc.), necessity of qualifications, thoughts on continuing your schooling, time you started thinking about the future, presence/absence of life plans, start time of job hunting, prediction of career changes within 3 years of finding employment, thoughts on nature of employment, thoughts on continued employment, ideal work for you, nature of the balance between work and leisure, thoughts on marriage and life thereafter, etc.

* For details on survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release
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Higher and further education
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2015-11-17
Notes for Users The answers to Question 2(name of your high school)and Question 4(university name, department name, major name, course name)have not been made public.
Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.