Why people listen: Motivations and outcomes of podcast listening
This SPSS dataset is from a 2019 survey conducted via Prolific. There are 323 participants in the file, 306 with complete data for the key measures. Measures include the Big Five Inventory, the Interest/Deprivation Curiosity Scale, the Need for Cognition Scale, the Need to Belong Scale, the Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction Scale, the General Belongingness Scale, the Meaning in Life Questionnaire, the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale, the Smartphone Addiction Scale, and some questions about listening to podcasts.
In relation to podcasts, participants were first asked if they had ever listened to a podcast. Those who said yes (N = 240) were asked questions related to amount of listening, categories and format of podcasts, setting of listening, device used, social engagement around podcasts, and parasocial relationships with their favourite podcast host. Participants also indicated their age, gender, and country of residence.
The datafile contains item ratings and scale scores for all measures. Item wording and response labels are provided in the variable view tab of the downloaded file. Other files available on the OSF site include a syntax file related to the analyses reported in a published paper and a copy of the survey.
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