2021 KIP Project "Young People's Anxiety in the COVID-19 pandemic"

This year, we will conduct a questionnaire survey to find out what kind of anxiety young people have in the COVID-19 pandemic, and propose and implement what we can do about it. Our purpose is that what we can do contribute to alleviating the anxiety of young people. The contents of the research survey and the proposals and implementation will be shared through a report and a presentation at the KIP Symposium in March 2022.
(The "the COVID-19 pandemic" refers to the period from April 2020 to the present.

【Preliminary report! Survey Report】 KIP conducted a questionnaire survey from August 1, 2021, to August 18, 2021, to 1004 young people aged 35 years and above who had graduated from high school about their concerns about the Corona disaster.
We will share the results in a preliminary report.

Headline
1.HEALTH
2.RELATIONSHIP
3.CAREER
4.MONEY

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1. HEALTH

Q1. Do you feel anxious about your current lifestyle (ex. amount of exercise, rest, sleep, meal. e.t.c)?

※The following the unit of the vertical axis is “person”
※The following is a list of options 1 through 5 that indicate the degree of anxiety.
1: I don't feel anxious at all.
2: I don't feel much anxiety.
3: Neither.
4: I feel a little anxious.
5. I feel a lot of anxiety.
There was a polarizing tendency among those who answered "2: I don't feel much anxiety" or "4: I feel a little anxiety.

Q2. Do you feel anxious that it is or would be difficult to see doctors because the system of medical service is getting tight?


There is a similar pattern as Q1 but there are slightly more respondents who answered “4: I feel a little anxious.”

Q3. Do you feel anxious that you might get or infect other people with COVID-19?


The majority of respondents answered either “4:I feel a little anxious” or “5:I feel a lot of anxiety.”

Summary
One can see bipolarization in Q1 and Q2, and, according to Q3, almost 65% of the respondents feel anxious about the risk of spreading and being infected by COVID-19. We would like to analyze the results of the questionnaire and conduct further research to discover if there is any difference regarding their grade( or years they spent as working adults), gender or whether they live alone or with their family.

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2. RELATIONSHIP

Q4. Do you feel anxious about keeping good relationships with seniors or juniors at school or office?

※The following the unit of the vertical axis is “person”
※The following is a list of options 1 through 5 that indicate the degree of anxiety.
1: I don't feel anxious at all.
2: I don't feel much anxiety.
3: Neither.
4: I feel a little anxious.
5. I feel a lot of anxiety.
The majority of respondents answered "2: I don't feel much anxiety," followed by "4: I feel a little anxious" and "1: I don't feel anxious at all.”

Q5. Do you feel anxious about making new relationships with seniors or juniors at school or at your workplace?

About half of the respondents answered "4: I feel a little anxious" or "5: I feel a lot of anxiety.

Q6. Do you feel anxious about keeping good relationships with friends?

About half of the respondents answered "2: I don't feel much anxiety" or "1: I don't feel anxiety at all.

Q7. Do you feel anxious about making new relationships?

"About half of the respondents answered "4: I feel a little anxious" or "5: I feel a lot of anxiety.

Q8. Do you feel anxious about keeping good relationships with your family?

The overwhelming majority of respondents answered "1: I don't feel anxious at all.”

Summary
For making new relationships, many respondents chose 4 (I feel a little anxious) or 5 (I feel a lot of anxiety). On the other hand, there was some variation in the responses about keeping good relationships. For keeping good relationships with your family, the overwhelming majority of respondents chose 1 (I don't feel anxious at all). We would like to clarify the backgrounds and the reasoning of this anxiety by doing an additional survey.

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3. CAREER

Q9. Do you feel anxious about the lack of information about your career (studying abroad, job hunting, changing jobs, etc.)?

※The following the unit of the vertical axis is “person”
※The following is a list of options 1 through 5 that indicate the degree of anxiety.
1: I don't feel anxious at all.
2: I don't feel much anxiety.
3: Neither.
4: I feel a little anxious.
5. I feel a lot of anxiety.
About 41% of respondents answered "1: I don't feel anxiety at all" and "2: I don't feel anxiety much," while about 41% answered "4: I feel anxiety" and "5: I feel anxiety a lot.

Q10.We would like to ask questions to those who chose answers other than 1 in Q9. Which of the following information is particularly lacking? (You can choose more than one)

※Those with less than one response are omitted. ※The unit of the horizontal axis is "person". The choices are below.
1. Study abroad
2. Job hunting
3. Qualification
4. Entrepreneurship
5. Go on to higher education( master,phd)
6. Job change
7. Part-time job
8. Internship It can be seen that job hunting is the most common information that people feel is lacking, followed by studying abroad.

Q11.Do you feel anxious about whether your abilities are being evaluated correctly in job hunting, career change, academic evaluation, or work evaluation?

It can be seen that about 30% of the respondents have concerns about competency evaluation.

Q12.Are you concerned that you are having difficulty deepening your expertise and expanding your knowledge?

The majority of respondents answered "2: I don't feel much anxiety" or "4: I feel a little anxiety. In addition, about 40% of the respondents were concerned about the difficulty of expanding their expertise and knowledge.

Q13.Do you feel anxious about the loss of your company/profession/occupation? If you are a student, do you feel anxious about the loss of your company/profession/occupation, including the company/profession/occupation you want to work for, or your part-time job or internship?

"The majority of respondents answered "1: I don't feel anxious at all" or "2: I don't feel anxious much.

Summary
About 41% of the respondents were concerned about the lack of information about their careers. Through the second questionnaire, we would like to investigate the reasons and specific concerns of those who are concerned about the lack of information.

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4. MONEY

Q14. Do you feel anxious about expenses in the current or in the future?

The majority of respondents answered "1: I don't feel anxious at all" or "4: I feel a little anxious.”

Q15. For those who chose more than 1 for the above question. Which of these expense items do you feel uneasy about financially? (You can choose more than one)

The choices are below.
1. Food expense
2. Rent and utilities
3. Communications expense
4. Tuition
5. Entertainment expenses
6. Tax
7. Medical expense
*The total number of responses is 22, although the options with less than one response are omitted. The most common answer was food, followed by rent/utilities and entertainment.

Q16. What is your source of income? (You can choose more than one)

The choices are below.
1. Salary from the company (including work as an intern or part-timer)
2. Bonus from the company
3. Earning money as a self-employed/freelance worker
4. Support from the parents
5. Asset management
6. Scholarship
*The total number of responses is 12, although the options with less than one response are omitted. The majority of respondents (76.4%) answered that they receive their salary from their company. Many people, 63.1%, received support from their parents.
It can be seen that about 30% of the respondents have concerns about competency evaluation.

Q17. Which of the following sources of income do you feel uneasy about because of the possibility of a decrease in revenue? (You can choose more than one)

The choices are below.
1. Salary from the company (including work as an intern or part-timer)
2. Bonus from the company
3. Earning money as a self-employed/freelance worker
4. Support from the parents
5. Asset management
6. I don’t feel uneasy.
*The total number of responses is 8, although the options with less than one response are omitted.
While more than half of the respondents answered that they had no fear of a decrease in their income, about 30% of them said that they were worried about the possibility of a decrease in their salary from their company (including part-time jobs and internships).

Summary
As for anxiety about expenses, most of the respondents chose “1:I feel no anxiety at all” and “4:I feel a little anxiety.” We would like to clarify why those who feel anxious feel anxious through questionnaire analysis and additional surveys.

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