University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0126
Survey Title 32nd Fact-finding Survey on Student Life, 1996
Depositor National Federation of University Co-operative Associations
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Summary Since 1963 we have conducted an annual survey in October for the purpose of realizing a fuller campus life by clarifying, in particular, the economic life of university students as well as their consciousness and activities, and by making the findings reflect on our business and various activities. This 1996 survey, the 32nd of the kind, indicates that while the student life seems to have finally escaped from a prolonged recession as the earnings from part-time work recovered, the severe "employment problem" is still there and anxieties about securing a job now extend down to the freshmen/women and sophomores. The survey reveals the way in which university students manage to make time and money under the condition of having a number of things they must and want to do while a student.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe A total of 35,742 students were sampled from 77 universities nationwide, and, for national aggregation, the students who attend pre-selected 29 universities were chosen from the day-time student cohorts of the original sample.
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size [Subject to data collection] 16,067 responses from a sample of 35,742 students who attend 77 universities. (Rate of return: 47.7%)
[Subject to analysis] 7,633 responses from 29 universities, and 7,285
Date of Collection 1996-10-01 ~ 1996-10-01
October, 1996
Time Period 1996 ~ 1996
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.0126
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) The National Federation of University Co-operative Associations (May, 1997) Dai 32-kai gakusei no shohi seikatsu no kansuru jittai chosa hokoku-sho. [Report of the 32nd Survey on the 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; type of dwelling, layout, and area; means of transportation to school; and commuting time.
I Economic life:
Present and future financial outlook; earning and spending measures; breakdown of monthly earnings and expenses; special spending in past six months and future six months; and part-time work in past six months, earnings, their use, and type of work.
II Consumption behavior:
Driver's license, period obtained, place of application, and plans to get within a year; overseas trips made, number of trips, agency used, future plans, destinations, purpose, etc.; degree of confidence in conversational skills in foreign language and intentions for mastering; PC and word processor held, and plans for purchase; and meals in a day, eating place, etc.
III Daily life and activities:
Daily life (days spent on campus per week; waking and sleeping time; arriving and leaving time; number of classes attended today, hours spent on reading per day; and important areas of campus life);and consciousness and activities in daily life (48 items) (study, socialization with faculty and other students, socialization with friends, consumption, health maintenance, dietary life, level of interest in environmental issues, level of interest in social problems, Internet, volunteer activities, employment, impression of university-favorable or not, degree of fulfillment in student's life, etc.).
IV Use of Co-ops:
Book Store (Shoseki-bu)(frequency of use in past month, and evaluation); General Store (Kobai-bu) (frequency of use in past month, recognition and image of Co-op products, evaluation, and important characteristics); Cafeteria (weekly frequency of use, and favorable characteristics and areas for improvement); and attitudes to Co-ops (recognition of Conference of Delegates, recognition of Opinion Card, participation in the operation, recognition of mutual-aid enterprise, Co-op News, level of interest in and recognition of peace issues; Co-op's UNICEF fund-raising; closeness/familiarity, degree of satisfaction, and overall evaluation).
V Others:
Parents' occupation and annual income; hospitalization and visits to doctor in past six months; etc.
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Consumption and consumer behaviour
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