University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0053
Survey Title 29th Fact-finding Survey on Student Life, 1993
Depositor National Federation of University Co-operative Associations
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Summary The general objectives of this survey is to obtain basic data on the current economic life of university students and their consciousness and behavior as consumers to facilitate further advancement of the movement of University Cooperatives, and to identify problems surrounding their campus life. The 29th survey, a part of a series which began in 1963, has seen about 40,000 participants from the nation's 95 Cooperatives affiliated with the Federation. For time-series analysis, the Federation offers annual "national aggregation" reports which tabulate results from selected numbers of universities day-time students attend.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe A total of 21,244 students were sampled from the 95 Cooperatives nationwide (rate of return: 60.2%), and, for national aggregation, a total of 13,999 students who attend pre-selected 31 universities were chosen out of the day-time student cohorts of the original sample.
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 8,086 effective responses (or 7,589 responses after weighting back) (Rate of return: 57.8%)
Date of Collection 1993-09 ~ 1993-10
September-October, 1993
Time Period 1993 ~ 1993
Spatial Unit Japan
All over Japan
Sampling Procedure Probability: Systematic random
Probability: Stratified
Probability: Stratified: Proportional
We gave each university a sampling ratio in accordance with the number of undergraduate students, and sampled from their ID numbers at regular intervals.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Questionnaires were mailed and partially handed to the respondents. The mailing as well as collecting was done by each Cooperative.
Investigator The National Federation of University Co-operative Associations
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0053
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) The National Federation of University Co-operative Associations (May, 1994) Dai 29-kai gakusei no shohi seikatsu no kansuru jittai chosa hokoku-sho. [Report of the 29th Survey of he Student Consumption Life]
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Demographic items:
Department; year; sex and marital status; entrance exam; experience of waiting till next entrance exam period after failing in one; housing; and means of transportation to school.
Questionnaire items:
Economic life (financial situation; monthly earnings and expenses; special spending; part-time work experienced, its earnings and use, type of job, etc.); Consumption (driver's license; traveling abroad; determinants of buying products, and where Respondent buys them; durable consumer goods and expensive products held; purchase of books and magazines; and meals); Cooperatives (use of Co-op Book Store (Shoseki-bu) and textbooks; use of Co-op General Store (Kobao-bu ); Co-op's new semester catalogue; furniture and electric products held; use of Co-op Cafeteria; and opinion of and interest in cooperatives); Daily life (friendship; extracurricular activities; daily activities as they are and desired; time schedule; job-seeking activities; and reform in curriculum); Social interests (environmental problem; and exercise of voting right); family of origin (parents' dwelling place; parents' occupation and annual income; and hospitalization and hospital visits; and Opinion of and requests to cooperatives (free space).
Date of Release 1998/04/01
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Consumption and consumer behaviour
Higher and further education
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 1998-04-01
2 : 2001-09-13
3 : 2002-09-19
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