Television addiction test

The following test proposes 20 questions regarding your daily habits. By sincerely answering these questions you will obtain an estimation of your television addiction level. Regardless of your final score it's better to remind that watching too much tv is not a healthy behaviour for several reasons, among which the process of estrangement from reality that it may cause.


1 - How many hours is your television on daily?
1 or less || A couple || 3-4 || 5 or more

2 - Do you happen to leave your television on even if you are not following any particular program?
Never || Sometimes || Frequently || Always

3 - Do you leave your television on during meals with other people? (for example your family)
Never || Sometimes || Frequently || Always

4 - Do you turn the television off when you start a conversation with another person?
Never || Sometimes || Frequently || Always

5 - Do you prefer to watch the television alone or in company?
Alone || In company || It's indifferent

6 - Do you ever feel a sensation of wellbeing (relaxation) while watching tv?
Never || Sometimes || Frequently || Always

7 - Do you ever feel a strong impulse to turn the television on?
Always || Frequently || Sometimes || Never

8 - Do you find that television keeps you company?
Always || Frequently || Sometimes || Never

9 - Do you prefer to stay home and watch a nice program or movie or to go out with your friends?
To stay home and watch tv || To go out with friends

10 - Do you ever get asleep with your tv turned on in the background?
Never || Sometimes || Frequently || Always


11 - Do you ever happen to forget the tv turned on while you are doing something else and remember about it hours later?
Never || Sometimes || Frequently || Always

12 - Do you watch or listen television even when you are performing some mentally demanding activities? (calculations, reading, writing)
Never || Sometimes || Frequently || Always

13 - When you are watching a program that you like, are you bothered by other people's comments and opinions?
Never || Sometimes || Frequently || Always

14 - During tv commercials, do you stand up and do something else?
Never || Sometimes || Frequently || Always

15 - Is the television your primary information source?
Never || Sometimes || Frequently || Always

16 - When you're are visiting new places (foreign nations, for example) is it important for you to have a television in your room?
Never || Sometimes || Frequently || Always

17 - Do you believe that life without tv would be incomplete?
Never || Sometimes || Frequently || Always

18 - Do you believe that newscasts offer an exhaustive and reliable panorama of world's facts and happenings?
Never || Sometimes || Frequently || Always

19 - Do you believe that everything we see on tv is real?
Never || Sometimes || Frequently || Always

20 - Do you think that tv may be dangerous? (for example by influencing mind, by creating complexes or discomforts)?
Never || Sometimes || Frequently || Always

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