AGATA Kenji
Faculty of Social Studies Department of Industrial Relations
Professor
Last Updated :2024/04/19

Researcher Profile and Settings

Research Interests

  • 職業
  • 教育
  • occupation
  • education

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Sociology
  • Humanities & social sciences / Sociology of education

Research Experience

  • Doshisha University, Faculty of Social Studies, 教授, 2013 - Today
  • Doshisha University, Faculty of Social Studies, 2007 - 2013
  • Doshisha University, Faculty of Social Studies, 2005 - 2007
  • Aichi University of Education, Faculty of Education, 1996 - 2005
  • Aichi University of Education, Faculty of Education, 1993 - 1996

Education

  • Osaka University, 人間科学研究科, - 1993
  • Osaka University, 人間科学研究科, - 1988
  • Osaka University, Faculty of Human Sciences, - 1986

Degree

  • Master of Arts, Osaka University

Association Memberships

  • The Chubu Society for the Study of Education
  • The Japan Sociological Society
  • The Japan Society of Educational Sociology

Committee Memberships

  • 紀要編集委員会委員(副委員長2013-2015), 2003 - 2015, 日本教育社会学会, Society, 日本教育社会学会
  • Editorial Board (Deputy Editor 2013-2015), 2003 - 2015, The Japan Society of Educational Sociology, Society, The Japan Society of Educational Sociology

Published Papers

  • Who can keep working and continue to take care of a child?
    Kenji Agata
    2015年SSM調査報告書6 労働市場Ⅰ, 6 183 - 194, Mar. 2018
  • 生涯学習における職業資格の二側面
    阿形 健司
    日本生涯教育学会年報, (35) 33 - 44, 2014
  • Two Aspects of the Vocational Qualificaitons in Lifelong Learining
    Agata, Kenji
    Bulletin of the Association of Lifelong Education, (35) 33 - 44, 2014
  • 高校生の性別役割分業意識の変容-職業観との関連で-(科学研究費補助金 基盤研究(B)「社会的不平等の形成過程に関する比較社会学的研究」成果報告書)
    阿形健司
    尾嶋史章・荒牧草平編『現代高校生の進路と生活-3時点学校パネル調査からみた30年の軌跡-』, 131 - 144, 2013
  • Changing Consciousness about Devision of Labour by Gender Role in High School Students
    Agata, Kenji
    Ojima, Fumiaki and Sohei Aramaki (eds.) Life and Course of Current High School Students, 131 - 144, 2013
  • 従業上の地位の変化と職業資格との関連-JGSS-2009ライフコース調査による分析-
    阿形 健司
    『日本版総合的社会調査共同研究拠点研究論文集』, 11 71 - 78, 2011
  • The Relationship between the Change of Employment Status and Acquisition of the Vocational Qualification: Analyzing the Data of JGSS-2009 Life Course Study
    Agata, Kenji
    JGSS Research Series No.8, 11 71 - 78, 2011
  • 職業に関する資格所持の有効性の検討
    阿形 健司
    『我が国における職業に関する資格の分析―Web免許資格調査から―(第1分冊)』, (121-1) 99 - 117, 2010
  • 資格の費用対効果
    阿形 健司
    『我が国における職業に関する資格の分析―Web免許資格調査から―(第1分冊)』, (121-1) 79 - 98, 2010
  • Investigation of Efficacy of holding Vocational Qualification for workers
    Agata, Kenji
    An Analysis of Vocational Certification in Japan -In Light of the Findings of a Web Survey on Certifications, JILPT Research Report, (121-1) 99 - 117, 2010
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Vocational Qualification
    Agata, Kenji
    An Analysis of Vocational Certification in Japan -In Light of the Findings of a Web Survey on Certifications, JILPT Research Report, (121-1) 79 - 98, 2010
  • 職業資格の効用をどう捉えるか
    阿形 健司
    日本労働研究雑誌, 52(1) 20 - 27, 2009
  • How should We Recognize the Utility of Vocational Qualification in Japan?
    Agata, Kenji
    The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, 52(1) 20 - 27, 2009
  • 職歴形成における職業資格利用者の分析(科学研究費補助金 特別推進研究「現代日本階層システムの構造と変動に関する総合的研究」成果報告書)
    阿形 健司
    阿形健司編『働き方とキャリア形成』(2005年SSM調査シリーズ4), 4 85 - 102, 2008
  • An Analysis of Utilizing Vocational Qualification in Career Formation
    Agata, Kenji
    Agata, Kenji (ed.) Work Style and Career Formation (The 2005 SSM Research Series), 4 85 - 102, 2008
  • 学生の教職観に与える教育実習の効果-パネル調査の結果から-
    阿形 健司
    愛知教育大学研究報告(教育科学編), 54 87 - 90, 2005
  • 職業経歴における職業資格の「効果」 (科学研究費補助金 基盤研究(B)(1))「現代日本における社会階層の流動化と再編に関する総合的研究」成果報告書)
    阿形 健司
    近藤博之編『ライフヒストリーの計量社会学的研究』, 115 - 127, 2005
  • The Effect of Experiences of Teaching Practice on Students' Perspective for Teaching
    Agata, Kenji
    Bulletin of Aichi University of Education (Educational Sciences), 54 87 - 90, 2005
  • The "Effects" of Vocational Qualification in the Formation Process of Individual Career
    Agata, Kenji
    Kondo, HIroyuki (ed.) Sociological Studies on Life Histories by Quantitative Method, 115 - 127, 2005
  • 地域性とライフコース展望-中学生の「職業意識」「ジェンダー意識」を手がかりにして-
    阿形 健司
    仁愛大学研究紀要, 2 27 - 40, 2004
  • Lifecourse Image and Regionality
    Agata, Kenji
    Research Journal of JIN-AI University, 2 27 - 40, 2004
  • 職業資格の現状分析
    阿形 健司
    愛知教育大学研究報告(教育科学編), 48 37 - 45, 1999
  • Japanese Occupational Qualification of Today
    Agata, Kenji
    Bulletin of Aichi University of Education (Educational Sciences), 48 37 - 45, 1999
  • 日本の職業資格-その現状と効果-(科学研究費補助金 特別推進研究(1))「現代日本の社会階層に関する全国調査研究」成果報告書
    阿形 健司
    苅谷剛彦編『教育と職業-構造と意識の分析』(1995年SSM調査シリーズ11), 11 57 - 83, 1998
  • Japanese Occupational Qualification: Its Situation and Effects
    Agata, Kenji
    Kariya, Takehiko (ed.) Education and Occupation (The 1995 SSM Research Series), 11 57 - 83, 1998
  • 職業資格の効果分析の試み
    阿形 健司
    教育社会学研究, 63 177 - 197, 1998
  • 教育実習後の教職志向に関する一考察
    阿形 健司
    愛知教育大学教科教育センター研究報告, 21 109 - 114, 1997
  • A Study of Students' Orientation toward Teaching after the Experience of Teaching Practice
    Agata, Kenji
    The Bulletin for Subjects Education Center in Aichi University of Education, 21 109 - 114, 1997
  • 「専門職」概念の再検討
    阿形 健司
    愛知教育大学研究報告(教育科学編), 44 83 - 90, 1995
  • Reexamination of the Concept of the "Profession"
    Agata, Kenji
    Bulletin of Aichi University of Education (Educational Sciences), 44 83 - 90, 1995
  • Types of Teacher Composition and School Character: A Case Study of Junior High School in a Big City
    Agata, Kenji
    Sociology, 38(1) 45 - 61, 1993
  • 教員構成のタイプと学校特性-大都市公立中学校の事例-
    阿形 健司
    ソシオロジ, 社会学研究会, 38(1) 45 - 61, 1993
  • 「少数派」の存在場所-誰が勉強から降りてしまったか-
    阿形 健司
    教育社会学研究, 50 345 - 365, 1992
  • 教職への意味づけ-「理念」を語る教師たち
    阿形 健司
    大阪大学教育社会学・教育計画論研究集録, 7 1 - 11, 1989
  • What Makes Sense of Teaching: Teachers Talking Their "Ideals"
    Agata, Kenji
    Osaka Studies in Sociology of Education, 7 1 - 11, 1989

MISC

  • What on earth is vocational qualification ?
    Agata, Kenji
    JSCE Magazine Civil Engineering, 108(11) 4 - 7, Nov. 2023, Introduction scientific journal
  • 性別で異なる資格の役立ち方
    阿形 健司
    日本政策金融公庫『調査月報』, (85) 20 - 21, 2015
  • Gender Differentiates the Usefulness of Vocational Qualification
    Agata, Kenji
    Japan Finance Corporation [ed.], Monthly Research Report, (85) 20 - 21, 2015
  • Book Review 濱中淳子著『検証・学歴の効用』
    阿形 健司
    IDE 現代の高等教育, (562) 72 - 73, 2014
  • Book Review: Hamanaka, Junko "Investigation: Utility of Educational Certification"
    Agata, Kenji
    IDE Contenmporary Higher Education, (562) 72 - 73, 2014
  • Explaining Social Phenomena with Scientific Notion: A Practice Report on "Introduction to Social Sciences"
    Agata, Kenji
    Liberal Arts and Education, Aichi University of Education, 5 71 - 79, 2005
  • 市町村教育長はどのような研修を望んでいるか-質問紙調査結果より-
    阿形 健司
    愛知教育大学地域教育改革研究会編『教育長・校長等の職能向上をめざした大学院研修に対するニーズ調査報告書』, 3 - 18, 2004
  • 教育社会学における数量化III類の意義-研究ノート-
    阿形 健司
    大阪大学教育社会学・教育計画論研究集録, 9 33 - 39, 1994

Books etc

  • 〈オトコの育児〉の社会学
    ミネルヴァ書房, 2016
  • Socioogy of Male Child Rearers
    Minervashobo, 2016
  • “働く”を学ぼう―仕事と社会を考える
    人文書院, 2011
  • Let's Study Employment and Labor
    Jinbunshoin, 2011
  • 青少年・若者の自立支援
    世界思想社, 2009
  • The Support for Independence of the Adolescent and the Youth
    Sekaishisosha, 2009
  • 教育研究ハンドブック
    世界思想社, 2005
  • The Handbook of Educational Research
    Sekaishisosha, 2005
  • 戦後日本の教育社会(日本の階層システム3)
    東京大学出版会, 2000
  • 現代社会と教育の視点
    ミネルヴァ書房, 2000
  • Educational Credentials in the Postwar Stratification System
    The University of Tokyo Press, 2000
  • The Viewpoint to Modern Society and Education
    Minervashobo, 2000
  • 社会と教育への視点
    創森出版, 1996
  • The Viewpoint to Society and Education
    Soshinshuppan, 1996

Works

  • Comprehensive Studies on Structure and Change of Social Stratification System in Contemporary Japan
    2004 -2007
  • 生涯学習社会におけるメディア・リテラシーに関する総合的研究
    1998 -2002
  • 現代日本の社会階層に関する全国調査研究
    1994 -2000

Research Projects

  • Comparive study on overeducation and work attitudes in Asian societies
    Iwai Hachiro; SONOBE Kaori; SANO Kazuko
    Higher education opportunities have been very rapidly expanding in Asian societies, not corresponding to the job requirements. This study aims to clarify the attitudes toward match or mismatch between expanding higher education and job conditions, analyzing EASS 2014/15 and JGSS-2016. Since the Korean survey team could not get the research budget and the coding of China data was delayed, we could not complete the comparative study on over-education. Analyses of Japan, Taiwan and China reveal that Japanese university graduates tend to regard his or her education as less than the requirement of the job. On the other hand, Taiwanese respondents with graduate level of education tend to regard his or her education as more than the requirement of the job. It is argued that changing job conditions in Japan require flexibility of occupational skills even for university graduates, so that Japanese young university graduates are forced to feel less adequate for the job requirements., Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 2015/04 -2018/03, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Kyoto University
  • A Comprehensive Study of the Structural Change in Social Stratification and the Mechanism of Generating Inequality in the Aging Society with Low Fertility
    SHIRAHASE Sawako; SATO Yoshimichi; ISHIDA Hiroshi; SUDO Naoki; KIKKAWA Toru; NAKAMURA Takayasu; WATANABE Tsutomu; ARITA Shin; MIWA Satoshi
    The most important achievement of this project was that the National Survey of Social Stratification and Social Mobility (hereafter, SSM survey) was successfully conducted in 2015. Besides, empirical studies with this data were conducted on the structure of social stratification in contemporary Japan considering demographic transformation, that is, fertility decline and aging population. The SSM survey has been conducted every 10 years since 1955, and this was the seventh, wherein the upper limit of the age of respondents was increased from 69 to 79 and a new questionnaire was included about leaving the parental home, social status of the spouse at the first marriage, and the educational attainment of the respondents’child(ren). Based on the 2015 SSM data, the ground realities in the structure of social stratification and the mechanism involved in the emergence of social inequality were identified considering the rapid transformation in the demographic structure and in the family in Japanese society., Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 2013 -2018, Grant-in-Aid for Specially Promoted Research, The University of Tokyo
  • Panel Survey on Education and Life Course Post "Lost Decade"
    IWAI Hachiro; HIRAO Keiko; AGATA Kenji; TODOROKI Toru; SHISHIDO Kuniaki; SASAKI Naoyuki; NOZAKI Hanayo; IWAI Noriko
    This study conducted the follow-up survey of JGSS-2009 Life Course Survey (JGSS-2009LCS) in 2013 in order to investigate the stability and changes of occupational careers, family events and social attitudes over the four years. JGSS-2009LCS respondents were 28 to 42 years old in 2009 and 32 to 46 in 2013. The number of respondents is 718. The codebook was published in 2014. The results of analysis reveal that occupational careers of both men and women are more fluid and more fragmented in the birth cohort of 1976-80. It is also evident that non-regular female employees in 2013 are more likely to perceive their work conditions as well balanced than in 2009. In addition, improving interpersonal skills are regarded as more desirable in the near future among both men and women., Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 2012/04 -2015/03, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Kyoto University
  • Comparative Sociological Study on the Formation of Social Inequality
    OJIMA Fumiaki; ARAMAKI Sohei; AGATA Kenji; TODOROKI Makoto; YOSHIDA Takashi; KUDO Yasunori; LEFRANC Arnaud; KOBAYASHI Daisuke; FURUTA Kazuhisa; NISHIMARU Ryoichi; TAKI Hirofumi; SHIRAKAWA Toshiyuki; BANNO Makoto; ENTRICH Stive
    In this study, we carried out in 2011 the school panel survey of high school seniors in the same schools that were surveyed in 1997 and 1981. The relationships between students’ family background, their school and their career plan were examined. We also investigated the transformation of students’ social attitudes and of their feeling about school life. The relationship between family backgrounds, schools, and students’ career plan were relatively stable for 30 years. In 2011, high school seniors have become more seriously in school life with conservative attitudes to society. In addition, we carried out analysis about the influence of school and of students’ family background on the academic achievement and on career plan by using the PISA data., Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 2010 -2013, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Doshisha University
  • 若年世代のライフコース調査研究
    2008 -2010, Competitive research funding
  • Studies of Social Stratification in Contemporary Japan : From the Perspective of Micro-Macro Linkages
    SATO Yoshimichi; KONDO Hiroyuki; OJIMA Fumiaki; SAITO Yuriko; MISUMI Kazuo; ISHIDA Hiroshi; MIWA Satoshi; KOBAYASHI Daisuke; NAKAO Keiko
    We get deeper understandings of inequality-generating mechanisms by focusing on social institutions behind the status attainment process. Social processes leading to poverty, for example, differ between men and women, and the difference reflects the difference in their positions in the labor market. Another finding shows that differences in institutions in the labor market between Japan and South Korea create the difference in the way women reenter the labor market between the two countries : Most of the Japanese women reenter the labor market as non-regular workers after childbearing, while their Korean counterparts almost evenly reenter regular, non-regular, and self-employment sectors., Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 2008 -2010, Competitive research funding, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), Tohoku University
  • Education and Social Inequality : A Comparative Analysis based onPISA and the Related Data
    OJIMA Fumiaki; KONDO Hiroyuki; AGATA Kenji; ARAMAKI Sohei; SHIRAKAWA Toshiyuki; TAKI Hirofumi; NISHIMARU Ryoichi; FURUTA Kazuhisa; YOSHIDA Takashi
    Educational attainment depends on family background deeply. In this study, we tried to clarify Japanese feature in educational attainment process by a comparative perspective. Based on PISA data sets, we analyzed influence of outside-school study efforts and of secondary school system on students' academic performance. We found that East Asian educational systems, including entrance examinations and secondary school system, characterize their educational attainment process., Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 2007 -2009, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Doshisha University
  • A Sociological Study on Utility of Vocational Qualification in the Changing Employment Practices in Japan
    AGATA Kenji; IWATSUKI Sinya; TAKEUCHI Noriyuki
    本研究の目的は、職業資格が労働市場において果たす役割を明らかにすることにある。そのために、看護師資格取得者に対する質問紙調査を実施した。対象者を生まれ年によって三つのグループに分けて分析した結果、若いグループほど、職業に対して労働環境や労働条件を重視する人が多い傾向がみられた。さらに、現在看護師として働いている人の方が、看護師以外の仕事に就いている人よりも中断なく就業を継続している人が多いことが明らかになった。, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 2006 -2008, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Doshisha University
  • 職業資格に関する社会学的研究
    1995, Competitive research funding