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Binge-watching : the assocation of compensatory health beliefs with binge-watching, physical activity and body mass index in young adults

Prinsen, M. (2017) Binge-watching : the assocation of compensatory health beliefs with binge-watching, physical activity and body mass index in young adults.

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Abstract:Since the upcoming of television shows, people exhibit much more sedentary behavior. When sitting for a longer period of time, this can have adverse health effects.‘‘Watching television for a longer period of time’’ has recently received renewed interest in terms of so-called ‘binge-watching’. CHBs are beliefs that the negative effects of an unhealthy behavior can be compensated for, or ‘neutralized’, by engaging in another, healthy behavior. This study aimed to get more insight in the role of CHBs in binge-watching. Using a cross-sectional design, participants in the age group of 18-34 years old were invited to fill in a questionnaire. The outcomes of the regression analyses showed that CHBs for binge-watching were positively related with binge-watching frequency and negatively related with physical activity. General CHBs were not related with binge-watching, nor with physical activity. The results from the moderation analysis confirmed that BMI positively moderated the positive association between CHBs for binge-watching and binge-watching. The effect of CHBs for binge-watching on physical activity was not mediated by binge-watching. The expansion of the CHB scale with CHBs for binge-watching was thus relevant in this context and can be used for follow-up research.
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/72763
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