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Effects of Phubbing: Relationships With Psychodemographic Variables.

Authors
  • Ergün, Naif
  • Göksu, İdris1
  • Sakız, Halis2
  • 1 Department of Educational Sciences, Mardin Artuklu University, Mardin, Turkey. , (Turkey)
  • 2 Department of Psychology, Mardin Artuklu University, Mardin, Turkey. , (Turkey)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychological Reports
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2020
Volume
123
Issue
5
Pages
1578–1613
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0033294119889581
PMID: 31752605
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The aim of this research is twofold: First, to adapt the Generic Scale of Phubbing and the Generic Scale of Being Phubbed into Turkish language and culture. Second, to investigate the relationships between phubbing, being phubbed, and various psychodemographic variables including anxiety, depression, negative self, somatization, hostility, loneliness, life satisfaction, and phone use duration. The two scales were adapted to Turkish with high psychometric properties, and the original item numbers were preserved. Analysis of the associations between variables showed that (1) phubbing was associated negatively with loneliness and positively with all other variables; (2) there was a strong relationship between phubbing and phone use duration; (3) somatization, satisfaction with life, and phone use duration predicted phubbing; (4) phubbing predicted all variables except satisfaction with life; (5) being phubbed was associated negatively with loneliness and satisfaction with life and positively with all other variables; and (6) anxiety, negative self, and hostility predicted being phubbed. This study is innovative for introducing two phubbing scales to Turkish and highlighting the psychological impact of phubbing on individuals.

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