About the Japan Child Panel Survey(JCPS2010)(1st wave)

An outline of the first wave of the Japan Child Panel Survey (JCPS2010)

- Respondents of the survey

The respondents for the 2nd wave of the Japan Household Panel Survey in 2010 (JHPS2010) with children in either elementary school or junior high school as of March 2010 and children (boys and girls born between April 2, 1994 and April 1, 2003) were targeted.

- Survey date

 JCPS2010 was conducted in March 2010.

- Survey method

 The question asking the respondents whether they agree to participate in JCPS2010 was mentioned on the last page of the JHPS2010 questionnaire. The surveyor visited the homes of those who agreed to participate in JCPS2010 and distributed the test and questionnaire for the child and parent with a book coupon as a reward. The test and questionnaires completed by both the child and parent were sent back by post. The survey was self-administered at home.
 The individual result of the child’s test score was accessible on the webpage of the survey using an allocated username and password.

- Survey structure

 The JCPS survey comprises two booklets (one for the child and the other for the parent).
 - Test and questionnaire for the child: Includes basic academic performance tests for math, Japanese, and reasoning and questions about school and education.
 - For the math and Japanese test, nine different test batteries corresponding to the school year were constructed.
 - For the reasoning test, two different sets of tasks were designed: one for 1st–3rd graders and the other for 4th–9th graders.
 - For the questionnaires, two different sets of questions were designed: one for 1st–3rd graders and the other for 4th–9th graders.
In the instructions, we stipulated that each child must complete the survey on his or her own without consulting with anyone; must time and complete the test portion within 20 minutes; and upon completing the survey, must promptly use an enclosed sticker to seal the booklet before giving it to the parent.

- Questionnaire for the parent: Questions about the educational environment of children and parenting were common for all parents regardless of their child’s school year.

  Parents were required to complete the questionnaire for each child.

- Participation rate

 Among the respondents to JHPS2010, 644 households had one or more children. Among these, 352 households agreed to participate in JCPS2010, and 312 households provided valid responses. The response rate was 48.4% based on the number of households.
 The number of children within the target age range was 959. Among these, 461 valid responses were provided from children, and 466, from parents. The response rate was 48.7% based on the number of children.

first wave(JCPS2010)Questionnaire

 JCPS2010 questionnaire 1st-3rd grade PDF
 JCPS2010 questionnaire parent PDF