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Part 2: Outline of the Survey Results


VII. Outlook on Life

2. Troubles and worries

(1) Troubles and worries
Q47  [HAND R CARD 42] Is there anything that worries you or is troubling you these days?
If so, please choose as many answers as appropriate from this card.
(MULTIPLE ANSWERS POSSIBLE)
  1. Studies
  2. Getting into the school of my choice
  3. Getting a job
  4. Work
  5. Family
  6. Friends and companions
  7. Relations with the opposite sex
  8. Money
  9. Politics and society
  10. My personality
  11. My health
  12. My personal appearance
  13. Other (specifically,                         )
  14. I do not have anything that worries me or is troubling me
  15. Do not know
  16. Refused

The response given most by Japanese youth as a current trouble and worry was "Money" (34.9%). The responses that followed were, in descending order, "Getting a job" (33.4%), "Work" (31.7%), "My health" (21.1%), and "Studies" (19.2%).
      "I do not have anything that worries me or is troubling me" was given by 17.9%.

Comparing the five countries, in South Korea, "Getting a job, " at 56.6%, was given most. The responses that followed were, in descending order, "Money" (41.7%), "Studies" (38.5%), and "Getting into the school of my choice" (29.5%).
      In the U.S.A., "Money, " at 59.1%, was given most. The responses that followed were "Studies" (31.8%), "Getting a job" (25.2%), and "Work" (24.7%).
      In the U.K., the order was "Money" (49.0%), "Getting a job" (20.2%), and "Work" (16.7%). In France, the order was "Studies" (21.8%), "Money" (18.3%), and "Getting a job" (12.0%).
      "I do not have anything that worries me or is troubling me" was given by the highest percentage in France, at 37.5%.

Table 7-2-1-1: Troubles and worries < CSV Data >
Table 7-2-1-1: Troubles and worries

A comparison with the previous survey on Japanese youth shows that the percentages giving "My health" (13.9% in the seventh to 21.1% in the eighth), "Studies" (same as above: 13.0% to 19.2%), "Politics and society" (same as above: 10.7% to 15.2%), "My personality" (same as above: 9.8% to 14.7%), and "My personal appearance" (same as above: 6.3% to 11.1%) increased over the previous survey.

Table 7-2-1-2: Troubles and worries (changes over the years) < CSV Data >
Table 7-2-1-2: Troubles and worries (changes over the years)

An analysis of Japanese youth by gender difference shows that, a higher percentage of females than males gave "My personal appearance" (males: 7.2%; females: 14.9%), while a higher percentage of males gave "I do not have anything that worries me or is troubling me" (same as above: 21.6%, 14.3%).

Table 7-2-1-3: Troubles and worries (by gender) < CSV Data >
Table 7-2-1-3: Troubles and worries (by gender)

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(2) Who do you talk to for advice?
Q48  [HAND R CARD 43] Who do you talk to for advice when things are troubling you?
Please choose as many of the items on the card as are applicable.
(MULTIPLE ANSWERS POSSIBLE)
  1. My father
  2. My mother
  3. My brother(s) and/or sister(s)
  4. My grandparents or relatives
  5. My wife/husband/partner
  6. My teacher(s)
  7. My neighbors and/or school friends
  8. Colleagues at work
  9. Friends at an organization/club
  10. School friends who are older than me
  11. Superiors at work or friends who are older than me
  12. My boyfriend or girlfriend
  13. Professional counselor or advisor
  14. Clergyman
  15. Television programs or radio programs
  16. Internet sites
  17. Magazines
  18. Other (specifically,                          )
  19. I do not talk to anyone
  20. Do not know/no answer
  21. Refused

When asked who they talk to for advice, the largest percentage of Japanese youth gave "My neighbors and/or school friends" (53.4%). The responses that followed were, in descending order, "My mother" (47.1%), "My father" (22.2%), "My brother(s) and/or sister(s)" (21.3%), "My boyfriend or girlfriend" (19.9%), and "Colleagues at work" (15.7%).
      "I do not talk to anyone" was given by 9.8%.

Comparing the five countries, in South Korea, "My neighbors and/or school friends" was given by the largest percentage (66.1%). The responses that followed were, in descending order, "My mother" (40.0%), "My brother(s) and/or sister(s)" (24.7%), "My father" (21.6%), "My boyfriend or girlfriend" (18.8%), and "School friends who are older than me" (14.9%).
      In the U.S.A. and the U.K., "My mother" (U.S.A.: 51.5%; U.K.: 57.6%) was given most. The next highest percentage was elicited by "My father" (same as above: 33.9%, 26.8%). In the U.S.A., the responses that followed were, in descending order, "My boyfriend or girlfriend" (26.3%), "My neighbors and/or school friends" (22.4%), and "My brother(s) and/or sister(s)" (22.3%). In contrast, the order that followed in the U.K. was "My brother(s) and/or sister(s)" (20.8%), "My neighbors and/or school friends" (16.7%), and "My boyfriend or girlfriend" (16.5%).
      In France, the response given most was "My mother" (49.5%), which was followed by "My neighbors and/or school friends" (34.6%). The responses that followed were, in descending order, "My boyfriend or girlfriend" (21.6%), "My father" (19.2%), and "My brother(s) and/or sister(s)" (18.7%).

Table 7-2-2-1: Who do you talk to for advice? < CSV Data >

Table 7-2-2-1: Who do you talk to for advice?

A comparison with the previous survey on Japanese youth shows that the percentage that gave "My neighbors and/or school friends" (59.5% in the seventh to 53.4% in the eighth) this time fell short of that of the previous survey by 6 points.

Table 7-2-2-2: Who do you talk to for advice (changes over the years) < CSV Data >
Table 7-2-2-2: Who do you talk to for advice (changes over the years)

An analysis of Japanese youth by gender difference shows that higher percentages of females than males gave "My mother" (males: 40.9%; females: 53.1%) and "My brother(s) and/or sister(s)" (same as above: 16.9%, 25.5%), while a higher percentage of males than females gave "My father" (same as above: 29.7%, 14.9%).
      The percentage giving "I do not talk to anyone" (same as above: 13.4%, 6.3%) was higher among males.

Table 7-2-2-3: Who do you talk to for advice (by gender) < CSV Data >
Table 7-2-2-3: Who do you talk to for advice (by gender)

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