University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0969
Survey Title Survey on Transition from School to Work, 2012
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Summary The Kyoto University Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education and the Dentsu Scholarship Foundation have—through their "College Career Attitudes Survey" (2010 Survey: 0883) that has been carried out since 2007—clarified to a great extent the types of college students who learn and grow. However, it has been pointed out that it is not necessarily the case that these learning and growing students become productive working members of society following their graduation.

This survey is the first-stage survey of the "school-to-work transition" period; it looks at how school experiences affect post-graduation work. It targets working professionals between the ages 25 and 39 and polls them on their high-school and college learning, lifestyle, and career attitudes, as well as their method of work in their workplaces.

In addition to the efforts of the members of the Nakahara Laboratory in the University of Tokyo's Education Research Center (educational curriculum and method development department), this survey was also subject to two years of discussion and consideration before deployment.

Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Working professionals between the ages 25 and 39 years
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 3,000 people
Date of Collection 2012-04-01 ~ 2012-04-01
Time Period 2012 ~ 2012
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure Other
Random sampling from monitors affiliated with Macromill Corp.
After setting two conditions—company size (30–499 individuals/500 or more individuals) and age (25–29/30–34/35–39) (2*3)—we sampled 500 individuals from each condition for a total of 3,000 subjects.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Internet survey
Investigator Macromill, Inc., Nihon Daily Tsushinsha Co., Ltd
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0969
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 your experiences in first and second year in high school
Number of books read in a year (excluding manga/magazines), frequency with which you read the newspaper, breakfast habits, daily life, comprehension of lesson content, learning frequency outside the classroom, balance with club activities, response when you couldn't keep up with school work, studying for subjects other than those on your entrance examination

(2) About your experiences in college
Participation in participatory classes, participation in practicums, involvement in activities, activity types, activity participation status, skills gained through participation (class/department/club activities), people that influenced you, relationships with those people, places you met these people (first/second most common), activities you kept up with throughout your college career, things you spent the most effort on in college, degree of satisfaction with your college career, grades in college, evaluation of job search/current workplace, reason for evaluation (positive/negative), evaluation of job search, time at which you started thinking about the future, outlook on the future in first to second year in high school/third year in high school/first to second year of college, efforts to realize your dreams

(3) About your work habits at your workplace
Recognition won before your third year of joining, self-realization of skills for advancing your work, thoughts on work life, about yourself, attitudes/behaviors for your last year of work, self-evaluation of skills related to work (7-point scale), presence/absence of people that help you at your workplace, types of help received, experience of troubles at your workplace, presence/absence of support individual for such experiences, current work status, experiences interacting with foreigners (undergraduate/graduate/after becoming employed), self-recognition of ability to interact with foreigners, hopes for future work

[Face items]
Gender, type of institution of high school, college alma mater, college establishment type, humanities/science major, type of scholarships received, graduation from two or more schools, industry, occupation type, official position, experience of job change, job change history, presence/absence of Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates

*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 : 2015-04-21
Notes for Users F5(1)(2)(3) name of college alma mater has not been made public.
Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.