Watching Habits Changed During Pandemic Period

Series viewing habits changed during the pandemic process
Series viewing habits changed during the pandemic process

Üsküdar University Department of Sociology has carried out a comprehensive research on watching TV series and daily life practices of university students during the pandemic process.

The research in Turkey, 73 thousand 146 a total of 18 different state and private pre-licensing between 26-865 years studying at university, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students participated. The rate of participants who stated that there was an increase in the level of TV watching during the epidemic process was 70,2 percent. 56,7 percent of the participants stated that they watch TV series between 19.00-23.00, and 34,3 percent between 23.00-09.00. The research also revealed that the university youth found foreign TV series more successful than domestic TV series.

Üsküdar University Head of Sociology Department Prof. Dr. Abulfaz Süleymanlı under the leadership of Turkey in the realization of the research carried out across the Üsküdar University Sociology undergraduate students Feyza and Zeynep Sharp took Cansoy active duty.

With this study, it was aimed to examine how university students spend their time during the pandemic process in general, and specifically to analyze the habits of watching TV series that take up most of the time spent on the internet, and to examine how daily life and habits are shaped and changed during the pandemic process through different variables.

One thousand 865 students participated in the study

Online survey conducted to study Turkey's 73 in 146 different state and private universities in the 2020-2021 academic year studying at 18-26 years of age between 79 different sections and total thousand 865 pre-graduate from the program, graduate, joined the graduate and postgraduate students.

Providing information about the research, Prof. Dr. Ebulfez Süleymanlı said, “Of the participants, 60,1 percent of whom are women (121 people), 39,9 percent are men (744), 77,6 percent are undergraduate, 16,8 percent associate degree, 16,6 percent. 4,7 percent are graduate students and 0,9 percent are doctoral students. 59,6 percent (112) of the participants study at a state university, and 40,4 percent (753) at a foundation university. 40,4 percent of the participating students are between the ages of 18-20, 36,8 percent between the age of 20-22, 10,7 percent between the age of 22-24, and 12,1 percent between the age of 24 and over. said.

They spend most of their time on social media platforms on the internet.

"How many hours do you read a day?" In response to the question, 39,1 percent of the participants stated that they read 1-2 hours, 36 percent less than 1 hour, 17,4 percent 2-4 hours, 4,9 percent 4-6 hours.

The rate of those who said 6 hours or more was 2,5 percent. "How many hours do you watch TV a day?" In response to the question, 60,5 percent of the participants stated that they watch television for less than an hour, 23 percent 1-2 hours, 12,2 percent 2-4 hours, 2,9 percent 4-6 hours. The rate of those who said 6 hours or more was 1,3 percent.

According to the answers to the question about the daily reading times of the participants, it was observed that there was a change in the reading time depending on where the person stayed. Of the total participants who marked the "less than 1 hour" option, 58,2 percent stayed "with their family", 21,9 percent stayed "at the dormitory", 10,8 percent stayed "at home with friends", 7 percent " Participants staying at home alone and with a relative rate of 2,1 percent were observed.

31,1 percent spend 2-4 hours a day on the internet

"How many hours do you spend on the internet a day?" 31,1 percent of the participants answered “2-4 hours”, 29,9 percent 4-6 hours, 21 percent 2 hours and more, 6 percent 15,7-1 hours. gave. The rate of those who stated it less than an hour was 2 percent. "How do you spend the most time on the Internet?" 2 percent of the respondents used social media, 49,8 percent watch TV series, 24 percent books and articles for research purposes, 12,1 percent played games, 8,1 percent more He stated that they use the internet for educational purposes (online education, project writing, foreign language learning, etc.).

Series viewing rates increased during the epidemic period

"Did your TV viewing level increase during the epidemic?" 70,2 percent of the participants answered "yes" to the question, and 29,8 percent answered "no". "In what time window do you watch TV series the most?" 56,7 percent of the participants answered between 19.00-23.00, 34,3 percent between 23.00-09.00, and 8,9 percent between 09.00-19.00.

Watching habits

"What is your favorite TV series to watch?" 21,6 percent of the participants were comedy, 15 percent drama, 9 percent action, 15,9 percent adventure, 12,1 percent thriller, 6,7 percent romantic, 6,5 percent stated that they watched horror series. 2,5 percent of the participants noted that they never watched TV series. When the answers given to this question are compared according to gender, 14,9 percent of men and 8,2 percent of women in the action genre, 7,2 percent of women and 10,3 percent of women in the drama genre, 3,5 percent of women in the comedy genre. 14,2 and 6,9 percent of men, 7,6 percent of romantic women and 1,2 percent of men, 6,3 percent of women and 5,4 percent of men, science fiction 2,05 percent of women and 1,4 percent of men preferred this type.

The content of the directory matters

"What is the most important element for you in the TV series you watch?" 84,6% of the content and subject of the series, 10,9% of the cast, 1,7% of the director, 0,8% of the production company, 0,5% of the TV channel are important. . "How do you choose the TV series you watch?" The responses of the participants to the question were listed as 58,6 percent "my own quest", 16,9 percent "friend advice", 11 percent "featured", 8 percent "popular ones". "Do you follow the news about the TV series you watch published on the newspaper, internet, social media and television?" 11,3 percent of the participants answered "yes", 26 percent "sometimes" and 53 "no" to the question.

Students find domestic TV series mediocre

"What is your satisfaction with the TV series in our country?" Participants were asked to give points between 1-10. To this question, only 13,5 percent of the participants gave a score of "5", which is a medium-level satisfaction expression, and 9 percent of them "3". The rate of participants who stated a value of "6" and above was 7 percent. 9,5 percent of the participants, on the other hand, rated their level of satisfaction with domestic TV series between "66,9" and "4" points.

Violent and sexual scenes disturb 

"What disturbs you the most in TV series and movies?" 33,2 percent of the participants stated that there were scenes involving violence, 30,9 percent of women being brought forward physically, 19,7 percent of scenes involving sexuality, 2,8 percent of alcohol and tobacco use.

Series and movies do not create the right image abroad to Turkey 

"Do you think TV series and movies create the right image of our country abroad?" 77,4 percent of the participants, a great majority of the participants, marked the answer "I do not think no", 15,4 percent marked "I think yes" and 7,2 percent stated that they were indecisive on this issue. "Are there any products you have seen and bought in TV series and movies?" 79,7 percent of the participants marked "no no" to the question, while 20,3 percent answered "yes there is".

Series characters are effective

"Is there a character in the TV series you watch that you think has affected your life?" Only 18,1 percent of the participants answered the question “yes there is” and stated the names of the characters that influenced them. Among these characters; Ezel, 7 Beautiful Men: Erdem Beyazıt, Personality: Agâh Beyoğlu, Anne with an E: Anna, AŞK101: Sinan, HIMYM: Barney Stinson, HIMYM: Ted Mosby, Behzat Ç: Vulture, The Good Place: Chidi Anagonye, ​​Dexter: Dexter , Ertuğrul Gazi, Producer Esther Shapiro, Crazy Heart: Yusuf Miroğlu, Yunus Emre, Actor Will Smith, Breaking Bad: Walter White, Peaky Blinders: Thomas Shelby, The Peanut Butter: Zac, The Handmaid's Tale: Offred, Valley of the Wolves: Süleyman Çakır , Valley of the Wolves: Polat Alemdar, Kurt Valley: Duran Emmi, North-South: North Tekinoğlu, Parks and Recreation: Leslie Knope, The Office: Michael Scott, Game of Thrones: Ned Stark, Arrow: Oliver Queen, Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock Holmes characters such as.

Some TV characters are driving young people into depression

"Have you had any mental problems before being influenced by TV series and movies?" 14,4 percent of the questions answered “yes I have lived”. In addition, very interesting answers came to the question of what kind of influence this group of participants were exposed to. As a matter of fact, "the character in the series was in depression and I was in this effect and I felt unhappy for no reason at all" or "When I watched the boy in the striped pajamas, I realized that I was living a very empty life when I saw the most injured people and deaths in children. Along with the responses in the style of “I could not close my eyes and fall asleep alone”, there were also responses pointing to the psychological depression.

Foreign TV series are more preferred among young people

3 percent of the participants answered the question, which gave the participants the opportunity to write the 64,5 most watched TV series, both domestic and foreign. 67 foreign and 37 domestic TV series names were specified by the participants to this question.

The first 5 TV series among the TV series watched are:

1- HIMYM: 80 (6,6 percent)

2- Queen's Gambit: 73 (6,06 percent)

3- Breaking Bad: 67 (5,56 percent)

4- Prison Break: 63 (5,2 percent)

5- Dark: 62 (5,1 percent)

Top 5 most watched domestic TV series:

1-Innocent Apartment: 146 (12,1 percent)

2- Red Room: 124 (10,3 percent)

3- Unfaithful: 71 (5,9 percent)

4- Someone else: 65 (.4 percent)

5- Ezel: 39 (3,2 percent)

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