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Part 3: Reference Data


2. List of Changes in Questionnaire

8th 7th
[Deletion] Q2 Are your parents living? (READ LIST AND CLARIFY TO RESPONDENT THAT THE QUESTIONS REFER TO HIS/HER PARENTS ONLY, NOT THE PARENTS OF HIS/HER SPOUSE)
[Changes of choices]

F3 Are you married? Please choose one of the answers on the card.

1   Married
    (have a spouse (not including a partner))

2   Not married, but living with a partner

[*Japanese wording was modified]
Q3 Are you married? Choose only one answer from this card.

1  Married (have a spouse now)

2  Not married, but living with a partner
[Additions and changes of choices]

F4  Who are you living with now?  Choose as many answers as you want from this card.

2  My father and/or my spouse's father  
    (including father of partner)

3  My mother and/or my spouse's mother
    (including mother of partner)

My husband or wife (including partner)

7  Lover

8  My child(ren)

9  Friend(s), roommate(s), colleague(s), etc.

10  Other(s)

11  Do not know

12  Refused
Q4 Who are you living with now? Choose as many answers as you want from this card.

2  My father and/or my spouse's father

3  My mother and/or my spouse's mother

6  My husband or wife
     (including lover(s)/partner(s))

7  My child(ren)

8  Friend(s), roommate(s), colleague(s), etc.

9  Other(s)____________________

10  Don't know/no answer
[Deletion] Q5 Within the family you have grown up in, who normally takes or took the lead on important family matters?
[Deletion] Q6 Which of the descriptions on the card express what your father means to you?
[Deletion] Q7 Which of the descriptions on the card express what your mother means to you?
[New]

Q3 Do you want to have your own children take care of you when you become elderly? Choose only one answer.
 
[Changes of choices]

Q5 Which of the things on this card concerning your family life are you satisfied with? Choose as many answers as are appropriate.

Parents' and/or spouse's (partner's) occupations

4  The amount of love you receive from your
    parents and/or your spouse/partner

5  The amount of understanding you receive from
    your parents and/or your spouse/partner

[*Japanese wording was modified]
Q11 Which of the descriptions on the card express what your mother means to you?

2  Parents' and/or spouse's (partner's) occupation(s)

4  The amount of love you receive from your parents and/or your spouse/partner

5  The amount of understanding you receive from your parents and/or your spouse/partner
[Deletion] Q16 Which one of the items on the card do you think people value the most about college graduates? Please choose one thing only from this list.
[Additions and changes of choices]

Q11 Next, we will ask you about your work. Which one of the statements on the card best describes your work situation?  Please choose only one answer.

1  I have a  full-time job (not a pupil or student (including graduate students))

2  I have a part-time job (including any side jobs and not a pupil or student)   

3  I am a pupil or student (including graduate students) and have a full-time job

4  I am a pupil or student (including graduate students) and usually have a part-time job or a side job

5  I am a pupil or student (including graduate students) but usually do not work or have a part-time job or a side job  

6  I am currently unemployed

7  I do not work for pay

8  I am a homemaker

9  Do not know

10  Refused
Q18  Next, we will ask you about your work. Which one of the statements on the card best describes your work situation? Please choose only one answer.

1  I have a full-time job

2  I have a part-time job (including any side jobs)

3  I am a student and have a full-time job, a part-time job or a side job

4  I am a student but I do not have a full-time job, a part-time job or a side job

5  I am currently unemployed

6  I do not work for pay (homemaker, etc.)

7  Don't know/no answer
[Additions of choices]

Q13 How did you find your present job? Please select as many of the items on the card as apply.

7  On an Internet site for job seeking or job
    changing

8  Followed into the family business

9  Other (specifically,                               )

10  Do not know

11  Refused
Q20 How did you find your present job? Select as many of the items on the card as apply.

7  Followed into the family business

8  Other______________

9  Don't know/no answer
[New]

Q14  As a part of the school curriculum when you were a student (including primary and secondary school), were work experience related activities, such as actual working experience, taking part in entrepreneurial simulations, or hearing lectures from company employees regarding work, useful when you were seeking your current job? Please choose only one of the answers on the card.
 
[New]

Q15  Is there an occupation in which you have the intention or desire to seek employment as a full-time employee? Please choose only one of the statements on the card.
 
[New]

Q16  As a part of the school curriculum when you were a student (including primary and secondary school), were work experience related activities, such as actual working experience, taking part in entrepreneurial simulations, or hearing lectures from company employees regarding work, useful when you were choosing the occupation you would like to pursue in the future?  Please choose only one of the answers on the card.
 
[New]

Q17  Would you like to take part (or would you like to have taken part) in work experience related activities, such as actual working experience, taking part in entrepreneurial simulations, or hearing lectures from company employees regarding work?
 
[Additions of choices, HAND CARD, and changes of respondents]

[ASK ALL]

Q18 How many times have you changed your job since you finished school?

6   I have never had a full-time job

7   Do not know

8   Refused
[ASK THOSE WHO WORK, I.E., ANSWER 1, 2 OR 3 IN Q. 18]

Q21 How many times have you changed your job since you finished school?

6  Don't know/no answer
[Deletion] Q26 Do you have any close friends, including a boyfriend or a girlfriend?
[Deletion] Q27 How did you get to know your close friends, including your boyfriend or girlfriend? Please choose as many of the ways from this card as seem appropriate.
[Deletion] Q28 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with your relationships with your friends, including your boyfriend or girlfriend?
[Changes of question and choices]

Q26 How do you usually spend your weekends and days off? Please choose as many answers from this list as apply. [*Japanese wording was modified]

15 Going to karaoke, pinball games or game centers
Q32 How do you usually spend your weekends and days off? Please choose as many answers from this list as apply.

15 Going to discos, karaoke, pinball games or game centers
[New]

Q27 Which of the following do you pay attention to with regard to what you eat?

         Please choose as many of the items on the card as are applicable.
 
[New]

Q36 In regard to your country fulfilling its role as a member of the international community, to what extent do the people of your country have an "international perspective"? Please choose only one of the responses on the card.
 
[New]

Q37 What kinds of policies do you think are required for the citizens of your country to do in the future to further develop an "international perspective"? Please choose as many of the items on the card as are applicable.
 
[New]

Q38 Do you have a cellular telephone?
 
[New]

Q39 Do you use the Internet on a cellular telephone?  Internet use includes sending e-mail to addresses including "@" signs, looking at informational sites, etc.
 
[New]

Q40 Do you use the Internet on a personal computer?
 
[New]

Q41 Please choose those things from the list on the card that you think have changed from before you used the Internet to after you started using the Internet.

a First, choose the things that you think have increased or expanded for you.

b Now, choose the things that you think have decreased or narrowed for you because of Internet use.
 
[New]

Q42 Which of the items on the card have you experienced when using the Internet? Please choose as many of the items as are applicable.
 
[New]

Q43 What should be done in order to ensure that children under the age of 18 do not see or get access to harmful information (sexual content, cruel or violent content, content encouraging suicide, and content encouraging crime) over the Internet? Please choose the one item you think is most important from the list.
 
[Deletion] Q41a How do you see the people of your country? Please select any of the following words that you think are appropriate.
[Deletion] Q43 Do you intend to do the following in order to protect the natural environment? Answer with "yes, " "no, " or "can't say."

a If a product is manufactured taking environmental concerns into consideration, I will buy that product even if it is more expensive

b I would accept tax increases to protect the environment

c Even if it makes everyday life less convenient to do so, I will stop using things that harm the environment
[Deletion] Q44 Is any of the following applicable to you with respect to your cellular phone (including PHS)? Select as many of the items from the card as apply.
[Deletion] Q45 Now we will ask you questions about yourself. Do you have qualities that you are proud of? Select as many of the items from the card as apply.
[Deletion] Q46 To what extent do you believe that it is important to be yourself under all circumstances?
[Deletion] Q47 To what extent, if any, do you feel you are not certain what kind of a person you are?
[Deletion] Q48 How important is religion in your life?
[Additions and changes of choices]

Q48 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.

My wife/husband/partner

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
Q51 Who do you talk to for advice when things are troubling you? Choose as many answers as you want from this card.

5  My wife/husband/partner

15  Other(s)______________

16  I do not talk to anyone

17  Don't know/no answer
[New]

Q49 What are your opinions about the following statements? 

a  It is wrong to bully the weak

b  One should keep promises

c  If one sees someone in need of help, one should help without being asked

d  One is free to do what one wants as long as it does not cause others trouble
 
[New]

Q50  Do you think that religion provides emotional support and a guide to attitude and behavior in the course of daily life?
 
[New]

Q53 Please choose up to three reasons why you think that one should marry, or that it is better to marry, from the following.
 
[New]

Q54 Please choose up to three reasons why you think that it is not necessary to marry, or  that it is better not to marry, from the following.
 
[New]

Q55 How many children do you want, in total? If you already have children, please include them in your answer.
 
[Deletion] Q55 All things considered, how happy would you say you are these days? Choose one answer from this card.

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