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Binge-Watching- Good or Bad? : Is the Relationship between Self-Control and Academic Achievement explained by Binge-Watching?

Hanefeld, Franziska (2020) Binge-Watching- Good or Bad? : Is the Relationship between Self-Control and Academic Achievement explained by Binge-Watching?

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Abstract:During the last years, the consumption of online streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu has become more popular all over the world. This does not come without consequences: binge-watching can have negative impacts on different areas of a person’s life as, for example, on the academic achievement of students. The character trait self-control seems to have a positive impact on the academic achievement of a person. Therefore, the aim of this research was to find out whether self-control explains binge-watching and professional efficacy in students, whether binge-watching explains professional efficacy and whether the relationship between self-control and professional efficacy is explained by binge-watching. The data collection proceeded with an online survey available for students (N=127) which measured the self-control, professional efficacy and binge-watching behaviour of students. Based on the collected data, two different multiple regression analyses were performed, with two different mediating variables conceptualizing binge-watching. The results of this study have revealed that self-control explains binge-watching and professional efficacy, that binge-watching does not explain professional efficacy and that the relationship between self-control and professional efficacy is not explained by binge-watching. Concluding, it can be stated that the findings partly deviate from the initial expectations and from what has already been known about this topic which leads to the implication that future research is needed to examine whether similar findings will be found or whether future studies will generate different outcomes.
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/81697
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