About the Japan Child Panel Survey(JCPS2011)(2nd wave)

An outline of the second wave of the Japan Child Panel Survey (JCPS2011)

- Respondents of the survey

 The respondents for the 8th wave of the Keio Household Panel Survey in 2011 (KHPS2011) with children in either elementary school or junior high school as of March 2011 and children (boys and girls born between April 2, 1995 and April 1, 2004) were targeted.

- Survey date

 JCPS2011 was conducted in April–May 2011. Although the survey was conducted at the beginning of the following school year, the school years of the children are reported as of March 2011.

- Survey method

 The question asking the respondents whether they agree to participate in JCPS2011 was mentioned on the last page of the KHPS2011 questionnaire. The test and questionnaire for the child and parent were sent by post for those who agreed to participate in JCPS2011 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, education, QOL, and so on.
  - 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 question about school and education, two different sets were designed: one for 1st–3rd graders and the other for 4th–9th graders.
- For the question about QOL, Kid-KINDLR for children aged 8 to 12 Children's Questionnaire was used for 3rd–5th graders, and Kiddo-KINDLR for children aged 13 to 16 Teenagers' Questionnaire was used for 6th–9th graders. Details of the scale were on the web at http://kindl.org/.
- The question about citizenship was asked for 6th–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, parenting, and the child’s sociality were common for all parents regardless of their child’s school year.
  - For the question about children’s sociality, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ: one-sided version for the parents of 4-16 year olds) was used. Details of the scale were on the web at http://www.sdqinfo.org/.

Parents were required to complete the questionnaire for each child.

- Participation rate

  Among the respondents to KHPS2011, 730 households had one or more children born between April 2, 1995 and April 1, 2004. Among these, 477 households agreed to participate in JCPS2011, and 434 households provided valid responses. The response rate was 59.5% based on the number of households.
  The number of children within the target age range was 1126. Among these, 659 valid responses were provided from children, and 660, from parents. The response rate was 58.8% based on the number of children.

second wave(JCPS2011)Questionnaire

  JCPS2011 questionnaire 3rd grade PDF
  JCPS2011 questionnaire parent PDF