University of Tokyo

Survey Number 1302
Survey Title International Survey of Youth Attitude, 2018
Depositor Children and Families Agency
(Former Name:Office for Policy Planning on Youth Affairs, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan)
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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 The purpose of this survey is to compare the attitudes of young people in Japan with those of young people in other countries to gain an accurate understanding of the characteristics and problems of Japanese youth’s attitudes. Findings based on the survey results will be used as a reference to inform measures to support the development of children and youth.
 The Outline of the National Policy for the Promotion of Support for the Development of Children and Youth states that, as part of the system for promoting the policy, efforts should be made to enhance cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary, and international surveys and research, as well as to collect information about the current status of measures to support the development of children and youth in other countries.

 The six survey areas are as follows: (1) views on life, (2) state and society, (3) community and volunteering, (4) occupation, (5) school, and (6) family.

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Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Men and women between the ages of 13 and 29 in each participating country
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size (Country) (number of responses)
Japan: 1,134
Korea: 1,064
United States: 1,063
United Kingdom: 1,051
Germany: 1,049
France: 1,060
Sweden: 1,051
Date of Collection 2018/11-12 in each participating country
Time Period
Spatial Unit Japan, Korea, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden
Sampling Procedure ・The sample size is allocated by gender and age group based on the population composition ratio per each participating country’s statistical data.
・The number of samples was allocated by gender and age group based on the population composition per each participating country’s statistical data, and the number of quotas was also set according to each region’s population composition.
・During data collection, we made efforts to ensure a sufficient number of samples allocated by gender and age group or by region.
Mode of Data Collection Web-based survey with 1,000 samples collected in each participating country

The following companies’ web survey panels were used:
Japan, Korea, Sweden – GMO Research, Inc.
United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France – Survey Sampling Japan, G.K.

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 Japanese Questionnaire 】【 English Questionnaire
Summary table
Major Survey Items [Respondent’s social and demographic items]
・Gender, age, marital status, cohabitators, schooling experience, type of school, employment experience, career change experience, reasons for career change, intention to work, whether the respondent’s parents are alive, parents' educational background, experience participating in international exchange activities, experience living or traveling abroad, number of friends, experience participating in volunteer activities, and presence of digital devices

[Survey items]
(1) Views on life
・Self-image, self-esteem, sense of fulfillment, respondent’s anxieties, whether the respondent has someone with whom to share their anxieties, hopes for the future, projection for the future, social norms, religious beliefs, friendships, romantic relationships, views on gender roles, how the respondent prioritizes work vs. family, relationship between work and family, relationship between gender and career choice, views on marriage, reasons the respondent views marriage as (un)desirable, number of children the respondent wants, and views on divorce

(2) National and social relations
・Aspects of the respondent’s country that inspire pride, respondent’s national pride and service to their country, interest in politics, involvement in the policy-making process, satisfaction with society, respondent’s views on the country’s future, respondent’s perception of problems in society, factors for success in society in the respondent’s view, international perspective of the respondent’s country, policies necessary to acquire "cross-cultural understanding and ability," awareness of study abroad opportunities, views on living in a foreign country, and perception of Japanese people

(3) Local community and volunteerism
・Attachment to the local community, reasons underlying the respondent’s fondness for the community, whether the respondent views their community as their permanent residence, interest in volunteer activities, and reasons underlying the respondent’s interest in volunteer activities

(4) Occupation-related
・Effectiveness of career education, willingness to partake of career education, satisfaction with professional life, importance of career choice, attitude toward changing jobs, strategies for securing a salary increase and/or promotion, and current and future concerns

(5) School-related items
・Significance of attending school, satisfaction with school life, whether the respondent intends to attend university or another higher education institution, purpose of going to university, and burden of educational expenses

(6) Family relationships
・Awareness of parent–child relationship, respondent’s perception of their parents, the degree to which the respondent supports their elderly parents, plans for own old age, and satisfaction/contentedness with family life
Date of Release 2020/03/19
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Topics in SSJDA International Comparison/Diplomacy
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