University of Tokyo

Survey Number 1039
Survey Title Disputing Behavior Survey, 2005
Depositor Masayuki Murayama
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Summary With the objective of understanding the entire process of a civil dispute, the specially promoted research on “Dispute Resolution and Civil Justice in the Legalizing Society” divided the process into three sub-processes and conducted one national survey for each. The three surveys were the “Disputing Behavior Survey,” which focused on the stage between the problem and the dispute, the “Legal Advice Seeking Behavior Survey,” which focused on the stage of legal advice-seeking behavior for problem-solving, and the “Litigation Behavior Survey,” which focused on the stage of litigation behavior after the lawsuit is filed.

This is the “Disputing Behavior Survey.” The “Legal Advice Seeking Behavior” and the “Litigation Behavior Survey” were published under survey numbers 1040 and 1041 respectively.

The “Disrupting Behavior Survey” is the combination of a survey of problem experiences and problem resolution behaviors experienced afterward, the “Behavior Survey,” (conducted via interview) and a legal attitudes survey, the “Attitude Survey” (conducted via the retention method).

Furthermore, the attitudes survey was drafted and implemented using eleven versions of survey forms. Of these elven versions, one (Survey form K) is aimed at being a follow-up survey to the Japanese Cultural Council edition "Legal consciousness of contemporary Japanese" survey (1st Regulation, 1982).
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Men and women aged 20 to 70 years
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Sample size: 25,014 people, valid responses: 12,408, response rate: 49.6%
Date of Collection 2005 ~ 2005
Winter-Spring 2005
Time Period 2005 ~ 2005
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure Probability: Stratified
Probability: Multistage
Two-stage stratified random sampling
Mode of Data Collection Mode of Data Collection
Investigator Masayuki Murayama, survey carried out by Central Research Services, Inc.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.1039
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 【Behavior survey】
Summary sheet

【Attitudes survey】
Questionnaire A≫ ≪Questionnaire B≫ ≪Questionnaire C≫ ≪Questionnaire D≫ ≪Questionnaire E≫ ≪Questionnaire F≫ ≪Questionnaire G≫ ≪Questionnaire H≫ ≪Questionnaire I≫ ≪Questionnaire J≫ ≪Questionnaire K
Summary sheet
Major Survey Items [Behavior survey]

Regarding problem experiences
 - Presence/absence of problem experiences, nature of most severe problem
 - Response to that problem, awareness of it
 - Presence/absence of consultation to resolve it, evaluation of people/agency you contacted to resolve it
 - Presence/absence of conclusion to the problem, etc.

Face items
 - Gender, age, family members who share the same household income, highest level of educational attainment, residence
 - Current occupation, number of employees at workplace
 - Presence/absence of experience studying law, presence/absence of experience in law-related work
 - Presence/absence of law-related person you can consult in times of need
 - Presence/absence of use of a lawyer, court mediation, litigation, etc.

[Attitudes surveys: common items (Survey forms A-K)]

(1) Knowledge/interest in the law
Knowledge of the content specified by the practical law, experience hearing about news on legal problems and legal systems

(2) Attitudes toward legal norms
Attitudes toward contracts, attitude toward law in general, attitude toward punishment, attitude toward rights

(3) Attitudes toward the legal system
Attitudes toward the court system, attitudes toward lawyers, attitudes toward judges, etc.

(4) Dispute experience/behavior
Thoughts on dispute experience

(5) General social attitudes
Perception of order, progressive/conservative, awareness of authority

(6) Mass media
Frequency of watching TV programs

(7) Demographic factors, etc.
Gender, age, highest level of educational attainment, income (individual, household),religious faith, area of residence

(8) Recognition of general social norms
social capital, moral views

(9) Personality
Authoritarianism, collectivism, feeling of psychological debt, self-efficacy

(10) Scenario experiences (* Different content for Survey Forms A–K)
Injury anecdote, contract anecdote, land anecdote
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