University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0547
Survey Title Survey of Attitudes toward Diverse Work Styles, 2006
Depositor Director General for Economic, Fiscal and Social Structure, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
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Period of Data Use Permission One year
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Summary The purpose of this survey is to understand people’s attitudes to diverse work styles.
The main survey items are as follows: (1) current employment status, (2) experience with/desire to change jobs, (3) interruption in employment, (4) professional skills development, and (5) thoughts on work.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Men and women aged 15 years and older and younger than 80 years in Japan
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Sample size: 3,500 people, valid responses: 2,479 people (valid response rate: 70.8%)
Date of Collection 2006-01-01 ~ 2006-01-01
Time Period 2006 ~ 2006
Spatial Unit
Sampling Procedure Probability: Stratified
Probability: Multistage
Two-stage stratified random sampling
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Self-administered survey (placement method)
Investigator Quality-of-Life Policy Bureau, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, survey carried out by Nippon Research Center Ltd.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0547
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 [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items (1) Current employment status
Employment status, most recent work style, degree of satisfaction with current job, whether current job was the job desired at the time of employment, what respondent considers important in the first job, important points to consider in choosing next job, desired work style 10 years from now

(2) Experience of changing jobs/desire to change jobs
Experience of changing jobs/activities to change jobs, work style prior to changing job, biggest reason for changing job, period between leaving a job and starting a new one, period between starting job hunting activities and getting a new job, comparing income with previous job, degree of satisfaction with outcome of job change, obstacles to job hunting activities, current intention to change job, reasons for wanting to change job, state of current job hunting activities, reasons for not job hunting

(3) Interruption in employment
Experience of employment interruption, reason for employment interruption, changes in skills due to employment interruption, finding a job after employment interruption, time between leaving a job and becoming employed again, work style after becoming employed again, satisfaction with outcome of being employed again, comparison of income from previous job and current job, steps taken during employment interruption, obstacles to job hunting activities after employment interruption

(4) Professional skills development
Steps toward professional skills development, level of personal computer proficiency, level of English language proficiency, improvement in skills at current workplace, sources of professional skills acquisition

(5) Thoughts on work
Thoughts on employment, current circumstances surrounding job change/becoming employed again, work style of respondent and spouse, reasons that being a two-income couple is desirable, realistic conditions that allow both husband and wife to work, main person responsible for childrearing, reasons that wife is mainly responsible for childrearing, reasons that husband is mainly responsible for childrearing, main long-term care provider, reason wife is main long-term care provider, reason husband is main long-term care provider, ideal work-life balance, actual work-life balance, reasons work-centered life is not possible, reasons life-centered life is not possible, daily non-work objectives/obstacles to achieving them, thoughts on standard of living

(6) Face items:
Gender, age, occupation, years of employment at current job, size of workplace by number of employees, occupation type, number of weekday working hours, highest level of educational attainment, marital status, occupation of spouse, number of children, age/year in school of youngest child, structure of household family members, type of housing, annual household income, annual personal income, household savings, household debt balance
Date of Release 2007/11/09
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Employee training
Working conditions
Social and occupational mobility
Topics in SSJDA Employment/Labor
Version 1 : 2007-11-09
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.