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| Published: May 20, 2021

COVID-19: Effect of Binge Watching on Psychological Well-Being during Lockdown

Niharika Rana

Student, Department of Psychology, D.A.V. College, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.095.20210902

DOI: 10.25215/0902.095

ABSTRACT

Lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes in the life of an individual due to which the screening time has increased. Binge-watching is a behavior in which the individual watches 4-6 episodes in one sitting. Binge-watching episodes can be addictive. It can often lead to various health issues. Nowadays all the age groups spend a lot of time on mobile phones while using OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other platforms due to which people tend to show binge-watching behavior which tends to affect not just their daily routine but also psychological well-being. The present study aims to see the effect of binge-watching on psychological well-being in 60 young adults between 20-30 years of age. Standardized scales were used for the study. The result indicates that there is no significant correlation between psychological well-being and binge-watching behavior. People should spend less time on online services and more time on online courses that help them acquire various skills. Therefore, it is suggested, one should regulate the amount of time they spend in front of television and indulge in some productive pastime.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.095.20210902

10.25215/0902.095

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021