JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/55674
Title Alternative The Current Situation and the Issues Concerning Tutoring for International Students by WAWA Volunteer Tutors : Based on the Results of the Questionnaire for Volunteer Tutors
FullText URL oer_049_2_017_034.pdf
Author Uzuka, Mariko| Hirota, Yoko| Oka, Masumi| Fukada, Hiromi|
Abstract Uzuka and Oka (2016) studied the result of the questionnaire for international students who had tutorials by International Student Support Volunteer Group, WAWA during the period from April 2007 to March 2015 and clarified some issues such as the necessity of regular tutoring, demand to accommodate a wide variety of situations, enhancing the quality of volunteer tutors and so on. Meanwhile, a questionnaire survey for volunteer tutors was also conducted. In this paper, the authors examine the situation and the issues of tutoring for international students based on the results of this tutor survey.  A total of 113 volunteer tutors (a response rate 77.9%) responded to the survey. Research has found that periodicity, frequency and the number of items covered by tutoring are the three factors that are related to tutor satisfaction. Authors recognize statistical difficulties that there can be a mutual influence relationship among the three factors and the satisfaction of the tutors and the data used in this study are irregular repeated measurements. Based on these points of consideration, the results of this survey targeting tutors revealed that the satisfaction level of tutors who conducted periodic tutoring was significantly higher than those who did not. In addition, it was confirmed that the degree of satisfaction of tutors with more frequent tutoring was significantly higher than those with less frequent one and the satisfaction of tutors who accommodated more items was significantly higher than those who did less. Therefore, the result shows that it is the most important tasks for WAWA staff and advising teachers to build a tutoring system that can conduct periodic tutoring which offer multiple services including various living support along with Japanese language learning support at least once a week for four months.
Publication Title Okayama Economic Review
Published Date 2018-02-26
Volume volume49
Issue issue2
Start Page 17
End Page 34
ISSN 2433-4146
language 日本語
Copyright Holders Copyright © 2018 岡山大学経済学会
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NAID 120006398873
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/41783
Title Alternative Decision-making Factors of Chinese Students in Obtaining Employment in Japanese Enterprises, etc.
FullText URL oer_025_4_181_198.pdf
Author Oka, Masumi| Fukada, Hiromi|
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 1994-03-10
Volume volume25
Issue issue4
Start Page 181
End Page 198
ISSN 0386-3069
language 日本語
File Version publisher
NAID 110000129731
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/41701
Title Alternative Consciousness of College and Pre-college Students from China
FullText URL oer_026_1_001_028.pdf
Author Oka, Masumi| Fukada, Hiromi|
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 1994-06-24
Volume volume26
Issue issue1
Start Page 1
End Page 28
ISSN 0386-3069
language 日本語
File Version publisher
NAID 110000129749
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/41692
Title Alternative Social Support of Chinese Students Studying in Japan at Private Expense
FullText URL oer_027_4_025_049.pdf
Author Oka, Masumi| Fukada, Hiromi| Yuh, Huey Jou|
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 1996-03-11
Volume volume27
Issue issue4
Start Page 25
End Page 49
ISSN 0386-3069
language 日本語
File Version publisher
NAID 110000129804
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/41684
Title Alternative Social Support of Chinese Students Studying in Japan at Private Expense
FullText URL oer_027_3_029_059.pdf
Author Oka, Masumi| Fukada, Hiromi| Yuh, Huey Jou|
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 1995-12-12
Volume volume27
Issue issue3
Start Page 29
End Page 59
ISSN 0386-3069
language 日本語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002709382
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/41637
Title Alternative On the Features of Chinese Ex-Students Who Studied and Are Employed in Japan
FullText URL oer_028_3_029_045.pdf
Author Oka, Masumi| Fukada, Hiromi|
Abstract We have made a series of researches on the problems of Chinese students who want to obtain employment in Japan. Oka & Fukada [1994 a] tried to clarify the factors in decision-making of Chinese college students to get ajob in Japan, and our former study in 1996 examined the differences of consciousness between the students who want to work in China and those who want to work in Japan. In this study, we try to reveal the features of Chinese ex-students who studied in Japanese higher educational institutes, and have already had a job in Japan. Their features are found by comparing these exstudents with Chinese college students, vocational school students and Japanese language school students respectively. This paper has revealed that Chinese ex-students have better feeling towards the life in Japan and have more close Japanese friends than vocational or language school students have. These two factors are, however, not remarkable between ex-students and college students. These two are not decisive enough to induce Chinese students to get employed in Japan. Our present study has also clarified that only 23% of the Chinese exstudents want to stay long in Japan, while a certain research shows that more than half of the Chinese students who wish to get a job here want to work for more than ten years. We guess that the severer circumstances of the Japanese economy than they had originally expected have deprived many ex-students of their desire to keep on working in Japan.
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 1996-12-05
Volume volume28
Issue issue3
Start Page 29
End Page 45
ISSN 0386-3069
language 日本語
File Version publisher
NAID 110000129840
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/41623
Title Alternative On the Factors Which Induce Chinese Students to Obtain Employment in Japan
FullText URL oer_028_2_023_037.pdf
Author Oka, Masumi| Fukada, Hiromi|
Abstract The present study examines the difference of consciousness between the two groups of Chinese students. The first group consists of the students who want to go back to China after their studies in Japan and to obtain employment in their own country. The second group is formed by the students who want to have a job in Japan when their studies are completed. We try to make a comparison between the consciouness of the two groups so that we can clarify the influencial factors on their decision to stay in Japan in order to obtain employment in Japanese enterprises. This paper has revealed that the following factors are remarkable among the second group: 1) experience of longer period of stay in Japan, 2) life under comparatively affluent circumstances, and 3) "friendly" feelings towards the Japanese society. Their wish to work in Japan seems to be closely related with their hope to keep on living in Japan. The former study, Oka & Fukada[1994a], supports the results of this study as far as the above factors 1) and 2) are concerned. The former study has no data on 3). As for "sex", one of the factors, the results of the two studies are contradictory. That is, the former study shows that "sex" is an influencial factor, while the present study says it is not.
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 1996-08-28
Volume volume28
Issue issue2
Start Page 23
End Page 37
ISSN 0386-3069
language 日本語
File Version publisher
NAID 110000129826
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/41613
Title Alternative On Relation between Adjustment to Japanese Society and Social Support of Chinese Students Studying in Japan at Private Expense
FullText URL oer_028_1_001_022.pdf
Author Oka, Masumi| Fukada, Hiromi| Jou, Yuh Huey|
Abstract The present study examines the relation between the adjustment of Chinese students to the Japanese life and social support they need from others or various support they can give to others. Eighty Chinese students studying in Okayama prefecture at private expense responded to our questionaire. The former studies (Jou & Fukada [1995 a, 1995 b]) clarified that there was a negative relation between needed support of Chinese students and their adjustment or their satisfaction with campus life. Based upon the result of these studies, we predicted a negative relation between them also in the present study. Namely, we presupposed that the more support they needed, the less adjustment and the less satisfaction they would have. The present study, however, has revealed that there seems to be no relation between them. We also predicted a positive relation between the amount of support Chinese students can afford to others and their adjustment or their satisfaction with campus life. That is, we thought that the more support they could provide, the better adjustment and the more satisfaction they can have. The data obtained in this study have also revealed that there exists a positive relation in general between Chinese students' support providable to others and their adjustment or their satisfaction with campus life. Further analyses using subscores, however, indicate that every area or type of providable support does not necessarily have a positive relation with every area of adjustment or every area of satisfaction with campus life. Moreover, our study has revealed that there also exists a negative relation between them though in an extremely minor part.
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 1996-06-05
Volume volume28
Issue issue1
Start Page 1
End Page 22
ISSN 0386-3069
language 日本語
File Version publisher
NAID 110000129814
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/41584
Title Alternative Sentiments of Chinese Over-Stayers toward Japan
FullText URL oer_029_1_001_022.pdf
Author Oka, Masumi| Fukada, Hiromi|
Abstract As of May 1, 1996, there are more than 8,400 over-stayers from the visa status "college student", and there are also about 19,900 from the visa status "pre--college student". Chinese occupy 77.4% and 83.8% among them respectively. This means that Chinese students have a stronger tendency than those from the other countries to choose illegal stay in Japan after their student visas have expired. In the present study, we would like to clarify the features of Chinese over-stayers who were once students in Japan by making comparisons with the sentiments toward Japan of Chinese ex-students working in Japan, of college students, of vocational school students and of Japanese language school students. This paper reveals the following interesting facts. They have less satisfaction with their life in Japan and have less friendly feelings toward the Japanese society than Chinese workers and college students have. As a result, only 17.4% of them want to stay longer in Japan, while 65.2% wish to live in the U.S.A or other free countries and districts. Their financial conditions can also explain the above result. Their conditions are better than those oflanguage school students, but are worse than those of workers. Smaller income than their expectation might induce them to give up their illegal over-stay in Japan.
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 1997-06-05
Volume volume29
Issue issue1
Start Page 1
End Page 22
ISSN 0386-3069
language 日本語
File Version publisher
NAID 110000129871