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Survey on Time Use and Leisure Activities 2016 Questionnaire A - Japan: Learning, Self-Education and Training

The Learning, Self-Education and Training measure includes 3 items from the 2016 Survey on Time Use and Leisure Activities - Japan, to assess how one spends time outside of work and school, particularly in terms of household duties, educational pursuits, and leisure activities. Respondents are asked how many days they spend on activities such as arts and culture, language learning, and housework, as well as the reason and means for which activities are pursued. Navigational aspects (i.e. next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.

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Geographies Tested: Japan

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults, Children

Items:

Instructions: Please indicate the item you aimed to enhance your knowledge or level of culture, or to use for your current work (including acquisition of know-how or qualifications) by pursuing the following activities, excluding those activities at work or school. Excludes those activities directly related to regular courses in school, or employee training courses, Includes club activities within or outside school.

1. How many days over the year did you pursue your learning, self-education, and training?

  • English language
  • Other foreign language
  • Computing etc.
  • Commerce or business
  • Caring
  • Home economics or housework (cooking, sewing, or home management, etc.)
  • Humanities, social or natural science (history economics, mathematics, or biology. Etc.)
  • Art and culture
  • Other – Please indicate either Yes or No

Response Options:
None at all - 0
1 to 4 days - 1
5 to 9 days - 2
10 to 19 days (1 day a month) - 3
20 to 39 days (2 or 3 days a month)- 4
40 to 99 days (1 day a week)- 5
100 to 199 days (2 to 3 days a week) - 6
200 days or more (4 days or more a week) - 7
Do not know how many days - 8

Instructions: Please fill out (2) and subsequent questions if you answered 1 or more days. [This is done for each activity in question 1 that the respondent reported participating in for at least 1 day in the past year excluding “Other”].

2. For what purpose did you pursue your learning, self-education, and training? (Please [indicate] all applicable answers)

Response Options*:
Self-improvement
To gain employment
To use for current work
Other

* Numeric codes for the Response Options above were not provided in the original questionnaire.

3. Through which means did you pursue your learning, self-education, and training? (Please [indicate] all applicable answers)

Response Options*:
Classes, courses or workshops, etc.: Sponsored by municipalities, etc.
Classes, courses or workshops, etc.: Sponsored by private institutions
Classes, courses or workshops, etc.: Sponsored by universities, etc.
Lecture meetings, etc.
Correspondence course
Television or radio
Outside or working hours at workplace
Miscellaneous schools or vocational schools
Vocational training through “Hello Work” (public employment office), etc.
Other

* Numeric codes for the Response Options above were not provided in the original questionnaire.

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

Statistics Bureau Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (2016). 2016 Survey on Time Use and Leisure Activities Questionnaire A. http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/shakai/2016/gaiyo.html#Questionnaire

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