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An experience sampling study on binge watching and its relation to healthy and unhealthy snacking

Wischmann, Mara (2020) An experience sampling study on binge watching and its relation to healthy and unhealthy snacking.

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Abstract:Binge watching has become increasingly popular nowadays. Nevertheless, an important consequence is the enhanced intake of unhealthy snacks that could appear simultaneously and can lead to health issues like coronary heart diseases. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between binge watching and consumption of healthy versus unhealthy snacks, while also testing for a possible moderation effect of Body Mass Index (BMI). The Experience Sampling Method (ESM) was used as a data collection method for this study. Unhealthy snacking was significantly associated with hours of video-on-demand services watched. Intake of healthy snacks was not significantly associated with watching behaviour. Moreover, BMI was not a significant moderator of watching and unhealthy snacking. The finding of a positive relationship between watching time and unhealthy snacking is in line with what has been found in other studies. Although this relationship was rather weak, it has been shown to still be of importance due to its negative health consequences. Moreover, BMI does not seem to play a moderating role when it comes to consumption of unhealthy snacks while binge watching, which could mean that possible interventions might be applied to people of all BMI groups.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/81640
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