University of Tokyo

Survey Number 1153
Survey Title 63rd Fact-finding Survey on the Students' Life in University of Tokyo, 2013
Depositor Student Committee of The University of Tokyo
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Summary The University of Tokyo Student Committee Student Life Survey Office has conducted the “Fact-finding Survey on Student Life at the University of Tokyo” of University of Tokyo students every year since 1950, excluding 1952 (the year of the basic survey on student health insurance) and 1968 (the year of the University of Tokyo Protests).

The initial aim of the survey was to delineate the situation of hardship in student life, with a focus on economic aspects, or, in other words, to investigate levels of poverty. After the period of rapid economic growth, however, the survey was expanded to investigate a wide variety of aspects of student life in addition to economic aspects, including campus life, worries and anxiety, expectations of university, and values.

The 63rd survey targeted male and female graduate students. As such, the focus of the survey items was on the lifestyles of graduate students. Specifically, items relating to reasons for attending graduate school, participation in conferences/research activity, employment, anxiety/worries, expectations of university, family situation, research scholarships and scholarships, part-time work (arubaito), and support systems for research and student life, etc., were included.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Male and female graduate students enrolled in the University of Tokyo
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Sample size: 2,494
Response rate: 40.2%
Date of Collection 2013-11 ~ 2013-12
Late November to late December 2013
Time Period 2013 ~ 2013
Spatial Unit tokyo
Within the University of Tokyo
Sampling Procedure Probability: Stratified
1/4 of enrolled students were randomly sampled by faculty
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Self-administered mail survey
Investigator Student Committee of the University of Tokyo
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.1153
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Questionnaire 】 【 Frequency Tables
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Major Survey Items (1) Basic Items
Gender, age, course/year, affiliated faculty, main place for carrying out research, campus, university graduated from, experience working full time before returning to school, year of enrollment, etc.

(2) Objective for entering graduate school
Objective, motivation, other paths that were considered, etc.

(3) Regarding research activities and participation in conferences
Number of academic societies affiliated with (domestic/international), number of presentations/participation in conferences over the last year, experience of conducting research study overseas, experience of/desire to study abroad, student exchange program, language used in research, thoughts on and satisfaction with research outputs so far, satisfaction level with everyday life in the research lab, utilization of study space in current research lab, presence of an own/shared desk, amount of research costs shouldered by respondent, experience of being an adjunct instructor/TA/RA at a university or junior college, average time spent on research (daily, weekly), number of days per week respondent comes to campus, frequency of being on campus outside of regular hours (night, weekends/holidays), number of times respondent stayed on campus passed 9 pm, average number of times/whether or not respondent is on campus on weekends and public holidays (including daytime) during winter semester

(4) Regarding employment 
Desired path after completing a program (master’s program/doctoral program), desired path after completing a doctoral program, expected time between completing a doctoral program and getting an educational or research post, desired future place of employment, employment prospects, source of information for job hunt, etc.

(5) Regarding anxiety and worries
Anxiety and worries regarding student life (studies, employment, future direction, etc.), person available to confide in (father/mother, friends in the same department or research lab, etc.), frequency of consultation, experiences and worries in the last six months, health problems over the past year and treatments, use of and satisfaction with university health services
(6) Requests to university
Importance of university’s contribution to society and initiatives toward internationalization, something respondent particularly wants to request to or expects of the university, etc.
(7) Regarding home situation
Location of parents’ home, marital status
(8) Regarding research fellowships and scholarships
Whether respondent regularly receives scholarship-type allowance (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science research fellowships or other scholarship-type allowance), main expenditure of scholarship-type allowance (living expenses, tuition, etc.)
(9) Regarding part-time work (arubaito)
Part-time work (arubaito) over the past year (type, time, income, obstacles to study), current living conditions

(10) Regarding support system for research and student life
Transportation used to commute, time needed for one-way commute, level of satisfaction with extra-curricular facilities and health and welfare facilities, etc.

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2018/03/26
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