Several days ago, I design a survey aim to discover the thoughts of youth(20-25 years old university student) about early independence. I collect the answers and make some analysis.
I made 50 questionnaires, and I separate out to university student randomly.
The first three questions are:
1: What’s your name?
2. Where are you from?
3. Male or Female?
The people who answer the questionnaires come from different countries. Countries include Australia(25 people), China(10 people), Korean(4 people), India(5 people), Singapore(2 people), Malaysia(3 people) and the USA(1 people). The rate of Male and Female is almost same, about 50% each. The survey can explore the youth early independence in different cultures because the interviewees comes from different countries.
4. Do you agree youth between 20-25 should be independent?
About 94% people think youth between 20-25 should be independent. This data illustrates that most youth have thoughts to be independent early.
5. Do you do part-time job to earn your part of living expenses?
About 44% people do part-time job to earn part of living expenses. Western culture youths account for higher percentage than eastern culture youth.
6. Do your parents give you a lot of cost of living every month?
Over 50% percent youth was given a lot of cost of living from parents every month. There are some international students in this survey, they may need more money than local students.
7. Can you deal with difficulties by yourself without your parents’ help?
70% percent people think they can deal with difficulties by themselves. But they also considered that it should depends on the problem difficulty. They will ask for help if they meet big problem.
8. Will you do all housework at home?
About 60% people will do housework at home.
9. What’s your definition about early independence?
The answers for this question is different, everyone has different definition to early independence. I make a conclusion to all answers. Some people think that he do everything by himself such as cooking and housework is independent. Some people think economic independence is independent. Some people think they make their parents feel relieved is independent.
10. Will you try to be an independent youth?
Almost 100% people try to be independent youth.
This survey reveals some truth, every youth wants to try to be independent, but why these youth don’t take action, and the rate they do part-time job is low. The local Australia youth accounts for higher percentage of doing part-time job. I analyze some reasons. International students have more living expense, because they are in different countries, their parents should support them enough money, it may make them lazy, they are not willing to do part-time job. So the financial support and education of parents to youth is an important part to develop independent youth. On the other hand, these international students will do all housework by themselves because their parents are not around , they are independent in this aspect.