Changes in University Graduates’ Knowledge of Work Rules and Awareness of Labor Unions: Results of the Follow-up Survey
上西, 充子 ,
梅崎, 修 ,
南雲, 智映後藤, 嘉代
81 , 2016-03 , 法政大学キャリアデザイン学会
This report presents an analysis of data collected from a follow-up survey of university graduates. Using descriptive statistics of working condition, knowledge of work rules, and awareness of labor unions, the study attempts to provide an insight into studentsʼ transition from school to work. This data can be used as a basis for the practical education of labor laws. The follow-up survey revealed three facts. First, we examined only those who work full time at their first job and thenworked in companies with a union. We foundthat these respondents are working undergood labor conditions. Second, the respondentsʼ knowledge of work rules did not increase even after they commenced working post their graduation. In some instances, their knowledge decreased. In addition, we found that respondents who worked full time at their first job and thereafter worked in companies with union did not experience deterioration of their knowledge, whereas other respondents did. One possible explanation is that they forgot this knowledge of work rules; however, this interpretation is forceful. It is plausible that in their minds, the meaning of knowledgechanged after they graduated. In their schooldays, they thought that the knowledge of workrules is declarative knowledge (knowledgeof facts); however, they realize later thatthis knowledge is procedural knowledge (knowledge of the activities involved). Third, because of this reason, the awareness of labor unions decreased.