University of Tokyo

Survey Number 1219
Survey Title Fixed Point Survey on Employment and Development among 10,000 Working People, 2017
Depositor Persol Research and Consulting Co., Ltd.
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Summary In recent years, as structural labor shortages become critical, there has been vigorous debate around how to improve labor productivity. In this context, a key point of focus is the "growth" of individual workers. For companies and organizations, too, a critical question in the context of diversifying work-related values and ways of working is how to provide growth opportunities which are appropriate for each of their members.

In this light, in 2017, Persol Research and Consulting Co., Ltd began a large-scale fixed-point survey on how people work, how they understand growth, and their actual feelings with respect to growth. The survey is administered to 10,000 individuals of various employment types and occupations and aims to delineate, over time, a broad view of "growth through work," while investigating the state of, and views on, ways of working, as well as views on growth.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Men and women in Japan aged 15-69 who are currently employed(including dispatched employees/contract employees/self-employed workers)
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 10,000 (gender and age groupings in line with National Census distribution)
Date of Collection 2017-03 ~ 2017-03
Time Period 2017 ~ 2017
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Internet survey targeted at individuals
Investigator Persol Research and Consulting Co., Ltd.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.1219
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 [Chosa-hyo][Syukei-hyo]
Major Survey Items (1) Basic items
Place of residence, age, gender, marital status, household family members,presence of children, age/year in school, current employment status, experience of retiring at the retiring age

(2) Current occupation
Industry type of current employer, current occupation type, amount of capital of current employer, employee scale of current employer, current position, number of managers, year of foundation and length of service, current annual income, working hours system, daily working hours, number of workdays per week, monthly number of overtime hours and unpaid overtime, reasons for overtime work

<State of organization/nature of job>
Changes in organizational initiatives with respect to ways of working, organizational culture, job characteristics, management type, state of organization

<Current awareness>
Motivation with respect to one's job, feeling of identification with one's company or department, confidence to effectively carry out one's job, satisfaction with company

(3) Experience
Experience of changing jobs
Number of times respondent has changed jobs, differences between past and current employer, annual income with past employer
Work experience and ability
Reasons for changing jobs, fields of employment experienced, experience, self-assessment of work-related ability, level of fit with current job/workplace

(4) Values, intentions
Intention to continue working at current employer, awareness of the end of one's career, age one wants to work until, view of one's occupation, awareness with respect to one's job

(5) Growth through working (hereinafter, "growth")
Image of growth, importance of growth, feeling of actual growth, satisfaction with growth, reason for growth, reasons for obstacles to feeling of actual growth

(6) Learning environment
Learning outside of the company/self-development, yearly costs associated with learning/self-development

(7) Awareness of family/lifestyle
Feeling of completeness with respect to lifestyle, state of health, ways of using time
Date of Release
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Employee training
Working conditions
Religion and values
Topics in SSJDA Employment/Labor
Version 1 : 2018-12-04
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