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Kind of Activities
2001 Survey on Time Use and Leisure Activities (Questionnaire A)
|Activities||Examples and/or notes|
|1.Sleep||Time from going to bed till getting up|
|2.Personal care||Washing face, bathing, dressing, hair-dressing, etc.|
|3.Meals||Includes drinking before or after meals.
If the main purpose is socializing, included "18. Social life".
|4. Commuting to and from school or work||Going to work or school and returning|
|5.Work||Work for pay or profit
Includes helping family business.
Rest between work time should be classified according to the activity actually done.
|6.Schoolwork||Studying by students at school, such as high school, college and university
Homework is included.
|7.Housework||Cooking, table setting, cleaning house, caring for family members other than little child, keeping the family account, visits to the public office on personal or family matters|
|8.Caring or nursing||Helping family or related person to have a meal, take a bath, dress, move, and to do other movement|
|9.Child care||Caring for little child(ren)
Including activities concerning education of the child(ren).
|10.Shopping||Purchase of food, clothes, or other goods
|11.Moving||Moving other than "4. Commuting to and from school or work"|
|12.Watching TV, listening to the radio, reading newspapers or magazines||Includes watching TV programs recorded on videotape|
|13.Rest and relaxation||Conversation with family, office colleagues, etc.|
|14.Studies and researches||Studies and researches other than "6. Schoolwork"
Those as a part of work are included in "5. Work".
|15.Hobbies and amusements||Seeing a movie or a play, playing or listening to music, caring for pets, gardening, flower arrangement, chess, mahjong, etc.|
|16.Sports||Athletic amusements such as baseball, volleyball, tennis, etc.
Includes light exercises and outdoor leisure such as jogging, hiking, etc.
|17.Volunteer and social activities||Voluntary activities or other social activities to promote social welfare by providing one's effort, skill and time without pay|
|18.Social life||Seeing friends, taking with neighbours, attending meetings, funerals, wedding, receiving friends at home, etc.|
|19.Medical examination or treatment||Stay in bed due to illness, seeing a doctor for treatment, etc.|
|20.Other activities||Activities not classified elsewhere|