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RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 702-706


Relationship between binge watching and cognitive functioning among university students in Lahore, Pakistan

Uzma Ilyas, Aisha Sitwat Qureshi.

Abstract
Objective: To explore the trends of executive functioning (attention shifting, working memory, task inhibition and others) and its relationship with binge watching among university students.
Methodology: This correlational research was carried out in private and public universities of Lahore from January to November 2019. A total of 400 students filled questionnaires to assess binge watching motivation and executive functioning. The final forms sorted for analysis comprised of 376 adults from different universities. The age range of the sample was 20-24 years. The respondents were approached through purposive sampling to assess relationship of binge watching and executive functioning. The standardized scales of Binge Watching Motivation Scale (BWM) and the Executive Functioning Questionnaire were used for current research.
Results: Findings of Pearson Product Moment Correlation showed that the amount of time spent binge-watching (number of episodes) negatively correlates with the subscales of executive functioning such as response inhibition, working memory, emotional control, task inhibition, sustained attention, planning, organization, time management, flexibility, metacognition, goal directed and stress tolerance. The was significant but negative relationship between subscales of Binge watching and executive functioning.
Conclusion: The subscales of binge watching including engagement, relaxation, pass time, hedonism, companion and social had inverse relationship with subscales of Executive Functioning. Findings of the present study can prove helpful for future researchers to focus on several repercussions of screen time and binging watching on psychological and neurological function of brain.

Key words: Binge watching, executive functioning, response inhibition, time management, adults.


 
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