To test how good intentions are affected by time inconsistency during the quarantine of the coronavirus
A longitudinal survey involving 35 participants was conducted in order to receive insight regarding the effect of time inconsistency during the quarantine of the coronavirus. In order to explore the effect that an epidemic would have on time inconsistency, respondents were researched regarding their good intentions and to which extent they followed through on these. Answering the question on what the extent of time inconsistency during an extreme life situation like an epidemic is, and what the relationship between the severity of the effect of the quarantine on time inconsistency is. Time inconsistency in physical activity, study activity, work activity and health behaviour was analysed using surveys and statistical software. Health behaviour was measured by the average amount of sleep, healthy eating habits, the consumption of alcoholic drinks and the amount of cigarettes smoked. This research found time inconsistency during an epidemic for physical activity, amount of hours slept, eating behaviour and amount of alcohol consumed. The time inconsistency for physical activity and eating behaviour showed to be significant. Also, reverse time-inconsistent behaviour was found for study activity and work activity. Furthermore, this research shows interesting positive correlations for being affected by quarantine and the time inconsistency for physical activity and study activity, indicating that being more affected by quarantine is associated with less time inconsistency with regards to physical activity and study activity. Being affected by quarantine and the time inconsistency for eating behaviour and the consumption of alcoholic drinks showed a negative correlation, indicating that being more affected by quarantine is associated with a negative influence on healthy eating and a positive influence on the consumption of alcohol. All correlations were insignificant, except for study activity. Lastly, this research gives possible explanations for these findings, among other things by an increased boredom and a reduced motivation during an epidemic when in quarantine.
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|D.T. O Ceallaigh (Diarmaid)
|Erasmus School of Economics
L.W.M. Koot (Lucas). (2020, July 6). To test how good intentions are affected by time inconsistency during the quarantine of the coronavirus. Business Economics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2105/61736