The Sports, Hobbies, and Amusements measure includes a single item 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. In particular, respondents are asked how many days they spend on activities such as watching and playing sports, listening to music, and participating in the cultural arts. Navigational aspects (i.e. next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.
Geographies Tested: Japan
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults, Children
Instructions: Sports excludes activities involving only watching, or practiced as lessons or class work and includes club activities within or outside school. Hobbies and amusements excludes activities done as a lesson, work or household work and includes club activities within or outside school. Please answer all items even if you did not spend a single day on these activities.
1. How many days over the year did you play these sports or engage in these hobbies or amusements?
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 now know how many days - 8
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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