Title :
Binge-watching Behavior During COVID 19 Pandemic: A cross-Sectional, Crossnational Online Survey
Author : MARTHOENIS;  
Abstract : During the COVID-19 lockdown phase, people experience anxiety and emotional break down (Lima et al., 2020 May 1). As people face days of isolation at home, this creates an ideal condition to engage in online activities and watching television. As recreation sources are limited at home settings and internet/television are easily accessible, readily available and of course affordable; it may result in binge-watching. People with binge-watching behavior often watch multiple episodes in a single go (Umesh and Bose, 2019). Considering this fact, the tele-industry is spending on making web-series that compel people for binge-watching and to promote this behavior often all the episodes of a particular season of web-series are released simultaneously (Umesh and Bose, 2019). In the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic with a global lockdown state, as people have little to do, there seems to be an increase in binge-watching. To the best of our knowledge, no study studied binge-watching behavior during pandemics and their short-term as well as long-term effects. This study aimed to determine the binge-watching pattern of television, internet resources during this COVID-19 lockdown in South East Asian countries.
Journal : Psychiatry Research
Issue :
Volume : 289
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Publish Date : 2020-07-01