Is unhappy People Watch Lots More TV

不快樂的人看電視的時間比較長嗎?

 

 

The researcher found that unhappy people glue themselves to the television 30 percent more than happy people.

 

研究人員發現,不快樂的人看電視的時間比快樂的人多30%

 

The finding, announced on Thursday, comes from a survey of nearly 30,000 American adults conducted between 1975 and 2006 as part of the General Social Survey.

 

該研究結果根據1975年至2006年間的一項針對美國近3萬名成年人的調查,這項調查為社會綜合調查的一部分。

 

 

While happy people reported watching an average of 19 hours of television per week, unhappy people reported 25 hours a week.

The results held even after taking into account education, income, age and marital status.

 

調查結果顯示,快樂的人平均每週看電視的時間為19個小時,而不快樂的人平均每週看電視長達25個小時。該研究同時考慮了調查物件的受教育程度、收入、年齡和婚姻狀況。

 

In addition, happy individuals were more socially active, attended more religious services, voted more and read a newspaper more often than their less-chipper counterparts.

 

此外,與不快樂的人相比,快樂的人在社交方面更為活躍,他們更愛參加宗教活動和投票選舉等社會活動,而且、快樂的人喜愛閱讀!

 

The researchers are not sure, though, whether unhappiness leads to more television-watching or more viewing leads to unhappiness.

 

研究人員還不確定,究竟是不快樂導致人們更愛看電視?還是看電視過多導致人們不快樂?

 

But perhaps the high from watching television doesn't last.

 

也許是看電視所帶來的快樂感並不能持久。

 

In this scenario, even the happiest campers could turn into Debbie-downers if they continue to stare at the boob-tube.

The researchers suggest that over time, television-viewing could push out other activities that do have more lasting benefits. Exercise and sex come to mind, as do parties and other forms of socialization known to have psychological benefits.

 

這麼說來,即使很快樂人的人整天盯著電視看也會變得情緒低落。

研究人員說,看電視時間過長會擠掉從事其他能帶來持久快樂的活動的時間,比如體育鍛煉、性生活以及派對等有利於身心的社交活動。

 

Or, maybe television is simply a refuge for people who are already unhappy.

 

或許,對於那些已經感到不快樂的人來說,電視只是個庇護所

 

Furthermore, chronic unhappiness can be socially and personally debilitating and can interfere with work and most social and personal activities, but even the unhappiest people can click a remote and be passively entertained by a TV.

 

此外,長期鬱悶會導致個人和社會能力下降,影響工作及其他社會和個人活動。但即使很不快樂的人一拿出遙控器,也能被電視中的節目所感染。

 

 


 

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