Vakgroep Psychologie, Gezondheid & Technologie

Title: How good or bad is Netflix for us?

Type of assignment:                     BA

Internal or external?:                    Internal

Maximum number of students:    5

Individual collecting of data?        No, data collection as a group

Type of research:                           Survey research

Description of the assignment:

When was the last time you saw a movie or show on Netflix? Probably not so long ago, right?

The popularity of Netflix is growing and growing. In 2019, Netflix had over 158 million paying streaming subscribers worldwide. We spend a lot of time (binge) watching movies and shows. But have you ever wondered how good or bad this is for our health? In this project, you will try to find an answer to this question.

Data for this project will be collected as a group effort. Individual research questions can focus on how our Netflix use (e.g. amount of time watching movies and series per day) is related to e.g. our physical and mental health, life satisfaction, quality of life and stress levels.

Who are we looking for? Who are we looking for? Students interested in health behaviour and quantitative research

More information?: For more information, you can contact Nadine Köhle (, Cubicus kamer C138)

Supervisor: To be determined

Additional: Walton-Pattison, E., Dombrowski, S. U., & Presseau, J. (2018). “Just one more episode”: Frequency and theoretical correlates of television binge watching. Journal of Health Psychology, 23(1), 17–24.

Grøntved, A., & Hu, F. B. (2011). Television viewing and risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality: a meta-analysis. JAMA, 305(23), 2448–2455. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.812