University of Tokyo

Survey Number 1013
Survey Title 3rd Nationwide Survey of Sexual Behavior among Young People (JASE SSJDA edition), 1987
Depositor Seishonen no seikoudou zenkoku chosa kenkyukai
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Summary This is the third “Survey of Sexual Behavior among Young People” conducted by the Japanese Association for Sex Education; this survey has previously been conducted twice, in 1974 and 1981.

The purpose of this survey is as follows.
(1) To clarify the progress status of the age of having sexual experience of Japanese youth, and its changes over time, in terms of physiological, psychological, and behavioral aspects.
(2) To clarify the influence of social factors and sex education among the various factors that cause individual differences in the progress status of sexual experience.
(3) To clarify the characteristics of the psychological aspect of sex, which have not been sufficiently analyzed to date, and to clarify their relationship with social factors and sex education.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Male and female students from first year of junior high school to fourth year of university
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Sample size: 8,681 people (4,317 men, 4,364 women)
Date of Collection 1987-11-01 ~ 1988-01-31
1987/11/01 – 1988/01/31
Time Period 1987 ~ 1988
Spatial Unit hokkaido
Nine locations in Japan
Three large cities with populations in excess of one million (Sapporo City, Tokyo Metropolis, Kyoto City), three medium-sized cities (Akita, Matsue, Kumamoto Cities),three small municipalities (vicinity of Iwaizumi Town in Iwate Prefecture, vicinity of Fukumitsu Town in Toyama Prefecture, vicinity of Kubokawa Town in Kochi Prefecture)
Sampling Procedure A total of 141 schools were selected, taking into account student population, school type, and school size, and several classes (in some cases, all classes) from each school were selected to take the survey.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Collective survey
Investigator Seishonen no seikoudou zenkoku chosa kenkyukai, survey carried out by JASE(The Japanese Association for Sex Education)
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.1013
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 [Face Items]
Age, school, year in school, area of residence at the time of graduation from junior high school (large city/city/town or village, etc.), parents’ occupation, impression of “home” and “school” (from elementary school to university (junior college) period), place of school currently attending, whether respondent has own room, presence of a car respondent can freely use, whether or not respondent has a part-time (arubaito) job, presence of close friends of the same sex, presence of close friends of the opposite sex, presence of a boyfriend/girlfriend

(1) Physiological sexual development
- Ejaculation experience (spermarche)
Existence of ejaculation experience, location of first experience/age
- Menstruation experience (first menstrual period)
Presence of menstruation/age/month

(2) Psychological sexual development
- Interest in sex
Interest in sex/age, thoughts about “premarital sex,” thoughts about “marriage,” things respondent wants to know about sex, image of the word “sex” and “sexual intercourse,” whether respondent has received sex education/content, factors affecting sexual behavior and consciousness

- Desire for intimate contact (opposite sex/same sex)
Experience of desiring intimate contact with someone of the opposite sex/age, experience of intimate contact with someone of the opposite sex/age
Whether respondent has ever been sexually attracted to someone of the same sex, experience of intimate contact with someone of the same sex/age/current situation

- Sexual arousal
Whether or not respondent has experienced sexual arousal/age/motivation

- Desire for kissing
Desire to sexually kiss someone/age

(3) Development of sexual behavior
- Dating experience
Whether or not respondent has dating experience/age, whether respondent is currently dating someone, experience of desiring intimacy with someone of the opposite sex/age

- Kissing experience
Experience of sexually kissing someone/age/motivation

- Making out experience
Experience of making out with someone/age

- Sexual intercourse experience
Whether or not respondent has experienced sexual intercourse/age/partner’s age/motive for experiencing sexual intercourse/place, use of contraception, awareness of terms related to sex

- Masturbation
Masturbation experience/age/current situation/frequency/thoughts

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2015/05/26
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Compulsory and pre-school education
Higher and further education
Reproductive health
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